Watch: Nate Balis on the Strength of the JDAI Network

A new video recording reports on the state of JDAI®, the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s movement for juvenile justice reform. The session captures the address that Nate Balis, director of the Foundation’s Juvenile Justice Strategy Group, delivered to 800 justice practitioners and decision makers at the 2019 JDAI Inter-Site Conference in Seattle.

December 9, 2019

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The Casey Foundation share blog posts, publications and tools related to the Foundation’s work to transform how communities and jurisdictions respond to young people who come in contact with the juvenile justice system. Sign up for Juvenile Justice News, delivered the second Thursday of each month.

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National Academies: Adolescent Science Should Transform Systems

Youth-serving systems from education to child welfare are ill-equipped to support adolescents for success as adults, according to a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The Annie E. Casey Foundation and seven other partners supported the report, which highlights an extensive body of research on adolescent brain development.

August 2, 2019

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Mentors Build Meaningful Connections With Youth in Washington, D.C.

The Washington, D.C. Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services runs the Credible Messenger Initiative, a program that pairs every youth under its supervision with specially trained adult mentors from the community. These paid mentors — called credible messengers — have lived through similar experiences and understand the support and services that youth in justice systems need.

July 15, 2019

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The Color of Justice

The Landscape of Traumatic Justice

This report explores how psychology and America’s mental health system — including shortcomings in prevention, early intervention and treatment programs — contribute to the over-representation of youth of color in the juvenile justice landscape.

May 15, 2019

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