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Opportunity to Improve Diversion of Youth with Behavioral Health Disorders Announced

States encouraged to apply for the 2015-16 Integrated Policy Academy-Action Network Initiative, a collaboration of SAMHSA and MacArthur Foundation


Models for Change supports a network of government and court officials, legal advocates, educators, community leaders, and families working together to ensure that kids who make mistakes are held accountable and treated fairly throughout the juvenile justice process. We provide research-based tools and techniques to make juvenile justice more fair, effective, rational and developmentally-appropriate.

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States See Marked Drop in Juvenile Prison Populations as Reforms Take Hold
1/29/2015, Washington Post
By Reid Wilson
Connecticut Lawmakers Seek to Limit Use of Shackles in Juvenile Court
1/29/2015, New Haven Register
By Karen Schmidt

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