Maltreatment of Youth in U.S. Juvenile Corrections Facilities

An Update

Report

…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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FAQs About the Train-the-Trainer Opportunity for Reimagining Juvenile Justice

…and delivered through School & Main Institute (SMI). RJJ is designed for professionals working with youth ... of professionals to support, divert and redirect youth to appropriate and fair justice options, including options ... on adolescent development that shows youth thrive in a positive environment with the support of caring adults ... involvement. RJJ’s Positive Youth Development framework encourages youth justice professionals to focus

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Training for Grassroots Organizations Wanting To Offer Alternatives to Incarceration

Blog Post

…Community Connections for Youth started its Alternatives to Incarceration Training Institute ... Soriano of Youth Empowerment in San Diego. When they attended the institute in 2015, Youth Empowerment ... was an all-volunteer organization that helped youth and nurtured family and community connections through ... weekly barbecues and picnics at a local park. The Sorianos shared an interest in helping youth and had

May 9, 2018

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Issue Briefs on Responsible Fatherhood

Brief

…In America, 24 million children — one child out of every three — live in a home ... Children are better off when their fathers are actively engaged in their lives ... for and emotionally support a child; fulfill financial obligations; and maintain a high-quality marriage (or a low ... Responsible fathers — who play key roles in child development and family economic success — help

November 23, 2010

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What is Foster Care?

Blog Post

…in this area: The Child Welfare Strategy Group, the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative,  ...  agrees to raise a child. By law, children are supposed to have contact with family&mdash ... children come to the attention of the child welfare system through a report of child abuse or neglect.  ... for children to grow up in families who will always be there for them. Child welfare agencies and judges

February 5, 2014

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Advancing Two-Generation Approaches

Integrating Data to Support Families

Report

…-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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Progress Accelerates for Eliminating Confinement as a Response to Juvenile Probation Violations

Blog Post

…nationwide to “ban the detention and incarceration of youth for technical violations of probation ... the negative impacts of incarceration on youth outcomes, bridging research and practice would require strictly ... jurisdictions, more youth are sent to secure residential facilities for technical violations than for violent ... , were youth of color — far above their share of the nation’s youth population. &ldquo

February 6, 2019

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Keeping Kids in Families

Trends in U.S. Foster Care Placement

Brief

…The child welfare system is less likely to place older children in families. In 2017, 95 ... , Casey finds that child welfare systems are doing a better job of placing kids in families. At the same ... How child welfare placement data differs from 2007 to 2017. ... % of children 12 and under lived in families while just 58% of teenagers did.

April 2, 2019

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Rewriting the Playbook for Reducing Juvenile Delinquency

Blog Post

…back on track. These developmentally appropriate strategies support justice-involved youth while also ... adolescence. Most youth grow out of delinquency without any intervention from the justice system. Adopting ... a less is more approach for low-risk youth. Formal processing and probation supervision ... are counterproductive for youth who are at low risk of rearrests. The better option? Issue a warning and stay out

December 6, 2018

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The Road to Adulthood

Aligning Child Welfare Practice With Adolescent Brain Development

Report

…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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