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Tips on Youth Trauma for Juvenile Defenders

“As a defender, it is important to consider how trauma and mental illness may have played a role in the behaviors that led a young person to become your client. Below are five points to guide your advocacy.” Read more


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Trauma-Informed Classrooms

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges has released “Trauma-Informed Classrooms.” This OJJDP-funded technical assistance bulletin provides an overview of the impact of trauma on students and explores how adverse life experiences can i… Continue Reading Trauma-Informed Classrooms


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Collecting Data and Sharing Information to Improve School-Justice Partnerships

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges has released “Collecting Data and Sharing Information to Improve School-Justice Partnerships.” This OJJDP-funded technical assistance bulletin explores the central data needs for school-justice p… Continue Reading Collecting Data and Sharing Information to Improve School-Justice Partnerships


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The Intersection of Juvenile Courts and Exclusionary School Discipline

This OJJDP-funded technical assistance bulletin focuses on schools’ zero tolerance and exclusionary discipline policies that push youth out of the classroom and into the juvenile justice system. The bulletin addresses the effectiveness of exclusionary… Continue Reading The Intersection of Juvenile Courts and Exclusionary School Discipline


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BBBS Mass Bay Closure Tools

5th tool in a series of 5 resources provided by OJJDP in collaboration with the National Mentoring Resource Center. The following materials were developed by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay, which over the years has demonstrated a tremend… Continue Reading BBBS Mass Bay Closure Tools


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Match Support Check-in Questions

4th tool in a series of 5 resources provided by OJJDP, in collaboration with the National Mentoring Resource Center. This document features sample check-in questions that mentoring program staff can use during regular communication with mentors, parent… Continue Reading Match Support Check-in Questions


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Examining the Health of Youth Mentoring Relationships

3rd tool in a series of 5 resources provided by OJJDP, in collaboration with the National Mentoring Resource Center. This resource and the supplemental Match Support Check-in Questions are designed to support mentoring program staff to gain feedback fr… Continue Reading Examining the Health of Youth Mentoring Relationships


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User Manual – Staffing Calculator for Match Support

2nd tool in a series of 5 resources provided by OJJDP, in collaboration with the National Mentoring Resource Center. The goal of this tool is to allow end users (primarily youth mentoring program staff, but also possibly funders, researchers, and other… Continue Reading User Manual – Staffing Calculator for Match Support


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Starting Relationships Right

1st tool in a series of 5 resources provided by OJJDP in collaboration with the National Mentoring Resource Center. This tool is designed to help mentoring program staff uncover and support appropriate expectations among all parties to mentoring relati… Continue Reading Starting Relationships Right


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