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Juvenile Justice and Re-entry

High-need youth, such as those involved in the juvenile justice or foster care system, typically face many challenges that mentoring programs cannot address on their own.

Key Learnings from Mentoring Research and Implications for Practice examines 11 critical questions that have been explored by leading researchers, with the goal of offerin

The Risk-Need-Responsivity model was originally develop

The Balanced and Restorative Justice model is a philosophical approach to juvenile justice.

In a recent survey of youth at a Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD) facility, the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition heard from youth that staying connected to their families is more difficult

This paper from the Georgetown Public Policy Institute

This brief from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network discusses the issue of trauma within the female juvenile justice population.

This research brief from the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice discusses the prevalence and impact of trauma and traumatic stress among youth in the juvenile justice syste

This webinar is intended to increase participants

This issue brief from the Youth Reentry Task Force of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Coalition outlines the concept of reentry services in theory and practice, offers a r

On November 20th at 10 pm EST, MSNBC will premiere "Young Kids, Hard Time," a one-hour documentary narrated by Rick Springfield that reveals the reality of young kids serving long sentences in adul

This report from the Lyndon B.

Governor Pat Quinn signed legislation on August 15th that will require juvenile court judges to review additional factors before issuing sentences in Illinois in the hopes sending fewer

This guide from School Health Services Coalition provides support and guidance for teachers, health workers, community leaders, and school personnel who seek to implement Restorative Justice in the

Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the launch of the Supportive School Discipline Initiative, a collaborative project between the Departments of Justice a

A mentor can change the life of a young person involved in the juvenile justice or foster care system, but recruiting mentors to work with system-involved youth can be challenging.

This report, which looks at data from 1999 and 2004, updates the last national study of recidivism rates, conducted by the U.S.

The concepts and principles of positive youth development (PYD) offer guidance for the design of interventions for youthful offenders.

This fact sheet presents an overview of some major findings from the Pathways to Desistance Study, a project that followed 1,354 serious adolescent offenders for 7 years following their convictions

The theme of this conference is "Fair & Equal Justice: Alternative Sentences and Sanctions for Youth." The conference will feature speakers, panels and workshops addressing current themes and t