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2015
Document 030014
Trauma Among Youth in the Juvenile Justice System
Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Collaborative for Change (NCMHJJ) (Delmar, NY).
"Many types of traumatic experiences occur in the lives of children and adolescents from all walks of life. Often, the after-effects of these experiences – persistent, post-traumatic stress reactions – play a role in the legal and behavioral problems that bring youth in contact with law enforcement and the juvenile justice system … Using a trauma-informed approach, juvenile justice systems can improve outcomes for justice-involved youth by: Better matching youth with trauma services that can red... Read More

2014
Document 028246
Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States
By Clayton, Ellen Wright, editor; Krugman, Richard D., editor; Simon, Patti, editor. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) (Washington, DC). National Academies. Institute of Medicine (IOM) and National Research Council (NRC). Committee on the Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States (Washington, DC); National Academy of Sciences. Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Committee on Law and Justice (CLAJ) (Washington, DC); National Academy of Sciences. Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Board on Children, Youth, and Families (BCYF) (Washington, DC).
This is the key resource for current information about the commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors in the United States. This report is divided into three parts: "Part I: Understanding Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States"—introduction, the nature and extent, risk factors and consequences, and legal framework; "Part II: Current and Emerging Strategies"—the legal system, victim and support services, health and health care, the educ... Read More
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478 pages
2014
Document 029561
First Step to Integrate Trauma-Informed Care: Ask Youths
PbS Learning Institute, Inc. (Braintree, MA).
If you work with traumatized youth, you need to read this brief. "PbS [Performance-based Standards] shares the first national results about youths’ perceptions of the current level of trauma-informed care in residential facilities and programs in this issue brief. The information offers baseline data to begin work to increase and deepen the positive impacts of integrating trauma-informed care into youth facility practices" (p. 4). Sections cover: integrating trauma-informed care into PbS; PbS an... Read More
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7 pages
2014
Document 029564
Incarcerated Youth with Disabilities: Reintegration in to the Community, School, and the Workforce [Webinar]
By Gagnon, Joseph C.; Shumpert, Norciva. Syracuse University. Burton Blatt Institute. Southeast Technical Assistance and Continuing Education Center (Southeast TACE) Center Region IV (Atlanta, GA) .
This webinar will present information about how you can help mentally disabled youth involved with your juvenile justice agency. Topics explained include: youth in juvenile corrections—education, and characteristics; guideposts for success which "set forth necessary criteria to support youth reintegration into the community, school, and the workforce. Specifically, the Guideposts address: (1) School-Based Preparatory Experiences; (2) Career Preparation & Work-Based Experiences; (3) Youth Develop... Read More
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123 minutes
2014
Document 029653
The Prevalence of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) in the Lives of Juvenile Offenders
By Baglivio, Michael T.; Epps, Nathan; Swartz, Kimberly; Huq, Mona Sayedul; Sheer, Amy; Hardt, Nancy S.. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) (Washington, DC).
While the negative influence of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on adults has been studied, the prevalence and impact of ACEs on juvenile offenders is less well known. This study aims to address this lack of knowledge. "Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) refer to the following 10 childhood experiences researchers have identified as risk factors for chronic disease in adulthood: emotional abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional neglect, physical neglect, violent treatment towards mo... Read More
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23 pages
2013
Document 028259
Webinar: A Trauma-Informed Effective Reinforcement System for Girls
By Selvaggi, Kimberly S.; Wolf, Angie; Long, Callie. National Girls Institute (NGI); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC) (Washington, DC).
"The TLC TIER (Trauma Informed Effective Reinforcement) System for Girls is a female responsive, research-based model that offers short-term detention and residential programs an effective alternative to compliance-focused behavior management systems. The TIER System for Girls teaches staff skills that are more effective in motivating positive behavior with girls than traditional points and level systems. This Webinar reviews the framework of the TIER System for Girls, and provides examples of... Read More
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94 minutes + 98 pages
2013
Document 029511
The Role of Family Engagement in Creating Trauma-Informed Juvenile Justice Systems
By Rozzell, Liane. National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) (Los Angeles, CA).
"The need for trauma-informed juvenile justice systems to recognize and respond to trauma as it affects caregivers, to act in collaboration with all those who are involved with the child, to make resources available, to address family trauma and strengthen family resilience … makes it absolutely critical that such a system partner with families. It is only through fully embracing family engagement that a juvenile justice system can become a truly trauma-informed system. Family partnership is the... Read More
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6 pages
2013
Document 015118
OVC National Resource Directory of Victim Assistance Funding Opportunities
U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office for Victims of Crime (Washington, DC). Victim Services (New York); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office for Victims of Crime (Washington, DC).
Noted by State, this directory lists contact names, mailing addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses for Federal grants programs that provide assistance to crime victims. These Federal programs include: the Edward Byrne Memorial State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance Formula Grant Program (Byrne Program), Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA), Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant (PHHSBG), STOP Violence Against Women Act Program (VAWA), Victims of Crime Act (V... Read More
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2013
Document 027503
Tri-Agency Letter on Trauma-Informed Treatment
By Sheldon, George H.; Tavenner, Marilyn; Hyde, Pamela S.. U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Resources (HHS) (Rockville, MD); U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Resources (HHS). Administration for Children and Families (Rockville, MD); Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) (Baltimore, MD).
“This guidance letter is intended to encourage the integrated use of trauma-focused screening, functional assessments and evidence-based practices (EBPs) in child-serving settings for the purpose of improving child well-being. The Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) are engaged in an ongoing partnership to address complex... Read More
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17 pages
2013
Document 027730
Current Issues and New Directions in Creating Trauma-Informed Juvenile Justice Systems, Brief Series
National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) (Los Angeles, CA).
These publications are required reading for anyone working with juvenile offenders. “This collection of Briefs written by experts invited to the NCTSN Trauma-Informed Juvenile Justice Roundtable, address topics essential to creating trauma-informed Juvenile Justice Systems. These Briefs are intended to elevate the discussion of key elements that intersect with trauma and are critical to raising the standard of care for children and families involved with the juvenile justice system." Briefs comp... Read More
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2013
Document 027731
Think Trauma: A Training for Staff in Juvenile Justice Residential Settings
National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (NCTSN) (Los Angeles, CA).
“This training provides an overview for juvenile justice staff of how to work towards creating a trauma-informed juvenile justice residential setting. Creating a trauma-informed setting is a process that requires not only knowledge acquisition and behavioral modification, but also cultural and organizational paradigm shifts, and ultimately policy and procedural change at every level of the facility. “Think Trauma” is a PowerPoint-based training curriculum including four modules that can be impl... Read More
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2013
Document 027990
Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States: Resources
U. S. Dept. of Justice (DOJ). Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) (Washington, DC). Institute of Medicine (IOM) (Washington, DC); National Research Council (NRC) (Washington, DC).
This website features materials describing solutions for combating the commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of U.S. minors. A report offers recommendations concerning strategies for responding to commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors in the United States, new legislative approaches, and a research agenda. The report concludes that efforts to prevent, identify, and respond to commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors in the United States req... Read More
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2013
Document 027779
From Courts to Communities: The Right Response to Truancy, Running Away, and Other Status Offenses
By Salsich, Annie; Trone, Jennifer. Models for Change. Resource Center Partnership (Washington, DC). Vera Institute of Justice. Status Offense Reform Center (New York, NY); Models for Change. Resource Center Partnership (Washington, DC).
“Youth who run away from home, routinely skip school, and engage in other risky behaviors [status offenses] that are prohibited precisely because of their young age are acting out in ways that should concern the adults in their lives. They need appropriate attention—but not from the juvenile justice system” (p. 1). Sections of this report discuss: the rise and fall of status offense cases handled in court (1995-2010); common status offenses—truancy, liquor law violations, runaway, ungovernabilit... Read More
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11 pages
2013
Document 027779
From Courts to Communities: The Right Response to Truancy, Running Away, and Other Status Offenses
By Salsich, Annie; Trone, Jennifer. Models for Change. Resource Center Partnership (Washington, DC). Vera Institute of Justice. Status Offense Reform Center (New York, NY); Models for Change. Resource Center Partnership (Washington, DC).
“Youth who run away from home, routinely skip school, and engage in other risky behaviors [status offenses] that are prohibited precisely because of their young age are acting out in ways that should concern the adults in their lives. They need appropriate attention—but not from the juvenile justice system” (p. 1). Sections of this report discuss: the rise and fall of status offense cases handled in court (1995-2010); common status offenses—truancy, liquor law violations, runaway, ungovernabilit... Read More
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11 pages
2013
Document 027732
Trauma Histories among Justice-Involved Youth: Findings from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network
By Dierkhising, Carly B.; Ko, Susan J.; Woods-Jaeger, Briana; Briggs, Ernestine C.; Lee, Robert; Pynoos, Robert S..
“This study describes detailed trauma histories, mental health problems, and associated risk factors (i.e., academic problems, substance/alcohol use, and concurrent child welfare involvement) among adolescents with recent involvement in the juvenile justice system” (p. 20276). Results are presented for: prevalence rates for trauma types, mental health problems, and associated risk factors; and the age at which youth first experience trauma and co-occurring trauma (multiple trauma types occurring... Read More
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