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Publication cover From Conversation to Collaboration: How Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Agencies Can Work Together to Improve Outcomes for Dual Status Youth
May 8, 2014, RFK National Resource Center for Juvenile Jusitce
Dual status youth cross the agency lines of the juvenile justice and child welfare systems, yet the agencies do not always communicate or collaborate on plans to serve the youth. Research and…
Publication cover Juvenile Defense Attorneys: A Critical Protection Against Injustice
Apr 14, 2014, National Juvenile Defender Center
Stakes are high when youth come into contact with the juvenile justice system. When a child’s liberty and freedom are at risk, meaningful access to legal advice and the counsel of a juvenile…
Publication cover Better Solutions for Youth with Mental Health Needs in the Juvenile Justice System
Jan 22, 2014, Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Collaborative for Change
Up to 70 percent of all youth in contact with the juvenile justice system have a diagnosable mental health disorder. Yet, the juvenile justice system is not always the best or most appropriate place…
Publication cover From Courts to Communities: The Right Response to Truancy, Running Away, and Other Status Offenses
Dec 9, 2013, Annie Salsich, Jennifer Trone at Vera Institute of Justice
Young people who run away from home, skip school, or engage in other risky behaviors that are only prohibited because of their age end up in courtrooms every year by the thousands. Responding to…
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