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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 impact their behavior in the classroom. The bulletin also offers strategies for creating trauma-informed classrooms. Access this technical assistance bulletin here.
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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 partnerships and issues related to sharing information across agencies. Juvenile courts nationwide handle cases referred by schools for truancy or behavioral incidents. Since 2012, the… Continue Reading Collecting Data and Sharing Information to Improve School-Justice Partnerships
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Developmental Reform in Juvenile Justice: Translating the Science of Adolescent Development to Sustainable Best Practice

This brief is designed to help state and local jurisdictions incorporate research on adolescent development into their efforts to maximize improved and sustainable youth outcomes and system performance. The document can be accessed here.
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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 discipline and provides strategies to reduce the number of youth who come into contact with law enforcement and the juvenile justice… Continue Reading The Intersection of Juvenile Courts and Exclusionary School Discipline
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Reflections on New National Data on LGBQ/GNCT Youth in the Justice System

This paper reports on new national data on the over-representation of LGBQ/GNCT youth in the juvenile justice system and provides recommendations for key justice stakeholders on how to best serve these youths. The full report can be accessed here.
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Reducing Youth Arrests Keeps Kids Healthy and Successful

This Human Impact Partners report evaluates the health and equity impacts of youth arrest in Michigan, with a focus on the city of Detroit, and Wayne and Washtenaw Counties. The full report can be accessed here.
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Juvenile InJustice: Charging Youth as Adults is Ineffective, Biased, and Harmful

This report evaluates the health and equity impacts of charging youth as adults in criminal court. This report is meant to elevate the lived experiences of young people who have been tried as adults and to understand those experiences in the context of policy and public health research. The full report can be accessed here.
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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 tremendous organizational commitment to research-guided practice. In developing these closure materials, the agency drew heavily from research conducted by… 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, parents and youth participants. These questions are designed to supplement the resource Examining Mentoring Relationship Health rubric, in which program staff… 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 from youth, mentors, and parents to inform the overall health of individual mentoring relationships. With this framework, a match… 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 stakeholders) to put an estimate on the amount of staff time it might take to properly… 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 relationships including parents, mentors, and youth. The language and questions in the following scripts are tailored for program staff… Continue Reading Starting Relationships Right
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Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Guidelines Webinar Series

The Guidelines are based on current research and will serve as the framework for JDTCs now and in the future. The Guidelines, which are research-based, represent the next evolution of JDTC courts and will be a vital tool. Watch the three-part series to explore the Guidelines in these interactive online webinars as we discuss and learn about: Current… Continue Reading Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Guidelines Webinar Series
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Mentoring Children of Incarcerated Parents

A synthesis of research and input from the listening session held by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and the White House Domestic Policy Council and Office of Public Engagement. Continue Reading Mentoring Children of Incarcerated Parents
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