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Juvenile Justice - Trauma

Review of Trauma Screening Tools for Children and Adolescents (2016)

This document describes eleven screening tools designed to provide information about trauma in children and adolescents.

The Relationship Between Adverse Childhood Experiences and Recidivism in a Sample of Juvenile Offenders in Community Based Treatment (2017)

Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) have been identified as a key risk factor for a range of negative life outcomes, including delinquency. Much less is known about how exposure to negative experiences relates to continued offending among juvenile offenders.

Trauma-Informed Juvenile Justice Systems: A Systematic Review of Definitions and Core Components (2017)

The U.S. Department of Justice has called for the creation of trauma-informed juvenile justice systems in order to combat the negative impact of trauma on youth offenders and frontline staff.

Complex Trauma: In Juvenile Justice-Involved Youth (2017)

This 7-page fact sheet delineates the path from complex trauma exposure to involvement in the juvenile justice system; describes the “survival-oriented coping” that youth adopt to manage their lives; and explores the many challenges these youth face in managing their emotions, physical responses,

Essential Elements of a Trauma-Informed Juvenile Justice System (2016)

This publication describes the eight essential elements of a trauma-informed juvenile justice system.

Strengthening Our Future: Key Elements to Developing a Trauma-Informed Juvenile Justice Diversion Program for Youth with Behavioral Health Conditions (2016)

This report is intended to offer a description of a trauma-informed juvenile justice diversion approach with examples of how some states are beginning to address and implement trauma-informed systems of care for youth and their families.

Trauma Among Youth in the Juvenile Justice System

Using a trauma-informed approach, juvenile justice systems can improve outcomes for justice-involved youth.

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