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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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7 Things Juvenile Courts Should Know About Learning Disabilities

This is a guide to help juvenile courts better understand the link between learning disabilities and delinquency, working with these populations, and the challenges that juvenile courts face as they deal with these problems.  


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Identifying Polyvictimization and Trauma Among Court-Involved Children and Youth: A Checklist and Resource Guide for Attorneys and Other Court-Appointed Advocates

Checklist and resource guide for lawyers and legal advocates for children to identify polyvictimization in order to develop a more trauma-informed approach to their work.


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Ten Things Every Juvenile Court Judge Should Know About Trauma and Delinquency

This is a publication that addresses ten key issues surrounding juveniles and exposure to trauma.


ADHD

Fact sheet providing clear, concise information about ADHD, including symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment.


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Center for Juvenile Justice Reform

Youth need a foundation of safety, fairness, and stability to develop into responsible and productive adults.



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Family Teaming Comparing Approachees

Family teaming approaches aim to involve families and children in addressing a child’s safety, well-being, and permanence.


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Getting Started Task List

The process of getting started with graduated sanctions promotes positive change.


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