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Publication cover Juvenile Defense Attorneys and Family Engagement: Same Team, Different Roles
Aug 5, 2014, National Juvenile Defender Center
When a child gets arrested, the entire family is implicated and some family members are even brought into the juvenile court process along with that child. For families, this can be a difficult and…
Publication cover Washington State Model Protocol for Commercially Sexually Exploited Children
Dec 1, 2013, Center for Children and Youth Justice
Washington State Model Protocol for Commercially Sexually Exploited Children
Publication cover Guide to the Juvenile Justice System in Washington State
Dec 1, 2012, TeamChild; Illinois Models for Change Invitative
Guide to the Juvenile Justice System in Washington State
Publication cover Innovation Brief: Strengthening the Role of Families in Juvenile Justice
Nov 30, 2012, Wendy Luckenbill, Community Care Behavioral Health
In 2007, Models for Change-Pennsylvania established a multidisciplinary workgroup—including both family advocates and juvenile justice practitioners—to address the role of families in the…
Publication cover A Family Guide to Pennsylvania's Juvenile Justice System
Nov 7, 2012, Doreen Barkowitz, Kelly Franklin, Mary Hunninen, Wendy Luckenbill
If your child is in the juvenile justice system in Pennsylvania, this guide is for you! This guide was developed by the Family Involvement Committee of the Pa Council of Chief Juvenile Probation…
Publication cover Positive Power: Exercising Judicial Leadership to Prevent Court Involvement and Incarceration of Non-Delinquent Youth
Jul 17, 2012, Coalition for Juvenile Justice
Juvenile and family court judges play a critical role in the lives of youth and families who come into contact with the courts. When you spend time with juvenile judges or their client families, you…
Publication cover Guidelines for State Courts Serving Limited English Proficient (LEP) Youth and Family Members-Short Fact Sheet
May 2, 2012, Dana Shoenberg
Good communication and cultural understanding are prerequisites to a fair, efficient, and effective justice system. Navigating the juvenile justice system is often difficult for youth and their…
Publication cover Your Guide to the Juvenile Justice System in Illinois
Nov 9, 2011, Marjorie Moss
An illustrated guide for youth in contact with the juvenile justice system in Illinois.
Publication cover Guidelines for State Courts Serving Limited English Proficient (LEP) Youth and Family Members-Long Fact Sheet
Mar 11, 2011, Dana Shoenberg
Good communication and cultural understanding are prerequisites to a fair, efficient, and effective justice system. Navigating the juvenile justice system is often difficult for youth and their…
Publication cover Family Involvement in Pennsylvania's Juvenile Justice System
Nov 1, 2009, Wendy Luckenbill & Clay Yeager
When children are involved with juvenile justice, the involvement of families is critical to a successful outcome. Yet, family involvement is frequently associated with negative rather than positive…
Publication cover Making Court the Last Resort: A New Focus for Supporting Families in Crisis
Dec 8, 2008, Vera Institute of Justice
Parents who struggle to control chronically misbehaving youth sometimes turn to “status offender” systems for help. Until recently, status offender systems regularly referred these youth…
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