Transforming Juvenile Probation

A Vision for Getting it Right

…for youth who pose significant risks for serious offending. Nearly a half-million young people are given ... the vast overrepresentation of African-American, Latino and other youth of color in our nation&rsquo ... , it calls for reducing the size of the probation population dramatically by diverting far more youth ... probation into a more effective intervention for the much smaller population of youth who will remain

May 7, 2018

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Maltreatment of Youth in U.S. Juvenile Corrections Facilities

An Update on Juvenile Correctional Facility Violence

…on the widespread maltreatment of youth in state-funded juvenile corrections facilities. It tells of high rates ... confined youth have been subject to widespread abuse. The four-year update is in — and the news ... How a majority of states are mistreating youth in state-funded juvenile corrections facilities. ... Why confining justice-involved youth is a bad idea.

June 24, 2015

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The Road to Adulthood

Aligning Child Welfare Practice With Adolescent Brain Development

…What child welfare professionals can do to promote permanence for youth in care. ... Ways that child welfare professionals can support young parents in foster care. ... Child welfare systems have a tremendous but unrealized opportunity to improve their practices

July 22, 2017

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Advancing Two-Generation Approaches

Integrating Data to Support Families

…-collection capacity and, ultimately, improve their ability to serve children and parents at the same time ... addressing the needs of children and parents at the same time. ... Integrated data systems help generate holistic insights about families and the experiences children

May 14, 2018

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Expanding JDAI's Focus to Reduce Commitments and Placements: Program Summary

Demonstrating that Jurisdictions can Respond to Delinquent Behavior in ways that are More Effective,Fairer, Safer and Less Costly

…to redirecting youth and avoiding future criminality. ... Between 2007 and 2010 the number of youth in out-of-home placements fell by 20%. This is a trend ... The challenge of safely reducing youth incarceration should not be underestimated ... ). For example, are these youth educated, employed, or healthy? Recent research implies that the well being

March 6, 2012

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Listening to Black Women and Girls

Lived Experiences of Adultification Bias

This report, funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, shares insights and recommendations garnered from focus groups with black girls and women. The topic? Adultification bias—the perception that black girls are less innocent and more adult-like than their white peers of the same age. This publication follows a 2017 report by the same researchers, called Girlhood Interrupted, that examined the quantitative ramifications of adultification bias. 

May 15, 2019

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Challenges and Opportunities in Children’s Mental Health

A View from Families and Youth

…that a practice is appropriate in all settings for all children, youth and families. ... This report adopts a family and youth perspective to discuss what isn’t working &mdash ... ; and what can be done about it — in regards to children’s behavioral health policies ... and services. It is the byproduct of a meeting hosted by the National Center of Children in Poverty and shares

July 29, 2006

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