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U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) (Washington, DC)

Training Programs for Juvenile Corrections Professionals, June 1, 2004 - May 31, 2005

This describes the training programs and technical assistance available from the NIC Academy Division through an interagency partnership with OJJDP.

Juvenile Drug Courts: A Process, Outcome, and Impact Evaluation

This bulletin provides an overview of the ability of juvenile drug courts courts to reduce recidivism and improve youth’s social functioning.

Psychosocial Maturity and Desistance From Crime in a Sample of Serious Juvenile Offenders

This study explores the processes through which juvenile offenders desist from crime and delinquency

The Prevalence of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) in the Lives of Juvenile Offenders

This study describes the prevalence and impact of ACEs on juvenile offenders.

Measuring and Using Juvenile Recidivism Data to Inform Policy, Practice, and Resource Allocation

This brief highlights the extent states currently track recidivism data for youth involved in the juvenile justice system and use that information.

Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors Among Detained Youth

In this bulletin, the authors examine suicidal thoughts and behaviors among 1,829 youth ages 10 to 18 in the Northwestern Juvenile Project—a longitudinal study of youth detained at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center in Chicago, IL.

Functional Impairment in Delinquent Youth

This study explains why agencies must invest in programming to give justice-involved youth a chance to experience productive and healthy life.

Mentoring Children of Incarcerated Parents

The report summarizes participants' recommendations, ways to reach this unique at-risk population, and evidence-based mentoring practices that can serve the needs and support the strengths of children of incarcerated parents.

PTSD, Trauma, and Comorbid Psychiatric Disorders in Detained Youth

This bulletin examines the results of the Northwestern Juvenile Project—a prospective longitudinal study of youth detained at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center in Chicago, IL.

An Impact Evaluation of Three Strategies Created to Reduce Disproportionate Minority Contact and the Detention Population: Final Report

The goal of this project was to examine the effectiveness of three distinct strategies (revision of a detention index, a procedural change in review of detention decisions, and a monitoring system of detained youth).

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