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Publication cover Research to Practice Memo: How City Leaders Can Draw Upon Adolescent Development Research Findings To Provide a Framework for Juvenile Justice Reform
Apr 4, 2016, National League of Cities
The new Research to Practice Memo: How City Leaders Can Draw Upon Adolescent Development Research Findings to Provide a Framework for Juvenile Justice Reform provides a ready resource for city…
Publication cover Evidence-Based Policies, Programs, and Practices in Juvenile Justice: Three States Achieving High Standards Through State Support Centers
Mar 16, 2016, Douglas Thomas
Evidence-Based Policies, Programs and Practices in Juvenile Justice (13 pages) provides case studies of three jurisdictions achieving high standards through state support centers. The jurisdictions…
Publication cover Models for Change 10th Annual Working Conference Conference Highlights
Feb 29, 2016, Models for Change
The 10th and final Models for Change Annual Working Conference was a fitting celebration of the Models for Change initiative and its many successes. Nearly 450 people, representing 46 states,…
Publication cover A Legislated Study of Raising the Age of Juvenile Jurisdiction in Louisiana
Feb 15, 2016, Institute for Public Health and Justice
Louisiana should strongly consider raising the age of juvenile court jurisdiction to include 17-year-old offenders. Findings suggest that this change would benefit public safety, promote youth…
Publication cover Strengthening Our Future: Key Elements to Developing a Trauma-Informed Juvenile Justice Diversion Program for Youth with Behavioral Health Conditions
Dec 21, 2015, National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice
Diverting youth from the juvenile justice system to effective community-based services and supports will require systems that recognize and respond to trauma-related disorders. These include the…
Publication cover Notes from the Field: Newtown County, GA
Dec 15, 2015, Vera Institute of Justice
This profile describes the development of the Truancy Intervention Board in Newton County, GA. This Board aims to divert youth away from the formal court process by addressing problems of truancy…

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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…
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