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Juvenile justice

Effectively Implementing Family Engagement and Involvement Practices for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System [Webinar] (2017)

This webinar highlights strategies, tools, examples, and best-practice models from across the country that juvenile justice agency managers, staff, and other practitioners may consider adopting to effectively implement family engagement practices and promote positive outcomes for youth in the juv

Mental Health and the Juvenile Justice System: Issues Related to Treatment and Rehabilitation (2017)

Children and youth with mental health issues and learning difficulties are common in the juvenile justice system and finding ways to effectively rehabilitate, treat, and educate them is complicated, yet imperative.

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.

The Sentencing Project Issues: Juvenile Justice (2018)

News and publications about juvenile justice.

Key Things to Know About Juveniles Who Sexually Offend (2017)

Juveniles and adults who sexually offend should be viewed as distinct populations. Tools to assess risk in juveniles are not yet validated and may serve to best inform treatment planning.

State-by-State Analysis of Juvenile Justice Systems (2018)

The following is a summary of explicit state statutory-, regulatory- and policy-based protections, where they exist, against discrimination on account of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression (SOGIE) in the nation’s juvenile justice system.

Juvenile Mental Health Treatment Court Locator (2017)

Juvenile Mental Health Courts (JMHCs) provide case management and support to youth in the juvenile justice system with behavioral health needs.

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,

Juvenile Justice Research-to-Practice Implementation Resources (2017)

The Juvenile Justice Research-to-Practice Implementation Resources provide juvenile justice agency managers, staff, and other practitioners with concrete strategies, tools, examples, and best-practice models to help them implement research-based policies and practices and improve outcomes for you

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

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

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