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Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Training and Technical Assistance Initiative Awarded $2 Million

October 3, 2017

The Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Training and Technical Assistance Initiative announced today it has been awarded $2 million from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) to expand and extend its training of and technical assi… Continue Reading Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Training and Technical Assistance Initiative Awarded $2 Million

Working to Bring Juvenile Justice Reform to Illinois

September 29, 2017

Those who fight for the rights of Illinois’ young people are being honored at an event next week. The Juvenile Justice Initiative will hold a celebration Oct. 5 to highlight progress in the state and those who have helped accomplish it. Read More

Children of imprisoned parents get Oregon bill of rights

September 27, 2017

Gov. Kate Brown signed a “bill of rights” for the children of parents serving prison sentences into law on Tuesday, Sept. 19, making Oregon the first state in the country to have such a law. Advocates hope that by establishing a bill of rights for the… Continue Reading Children of imprisoned parents get Oregon bill of rights

Child & Family Center to launch substance use treatment program

September 26, 2017

Santa Clarita’s Child & Family Center will soon offer outpatient substance use treatment services through their new six-month program. Adolescents and young adults with primary substance use disorders can start treatment as soon as Oct. 3 when the… Continue Reading Child & Family Center to launch substance use treatment program

St. Johns center aims to help teens

September 26, 2017

Staff at the new Loft Legacy Teen Center in St. Johns are putting the final touches on the renovation of the former county juvenile detention center downtown. The center will reopen next week as a drop-in teen center, the first in the state to be opene… Continue Reading St. Johns center aims to help teens

DOJ Announces $59 Million to Support War on Opioids, Fund Drug Courts

September 26, 2017

The Department of Justice announced Friday that it will give $58.8 million in grants to address the nationwide opioid epidemic and strengthen drug court programs. The department will award approximately $24 million to 50 cities, counties, and public he… Continue Reading DOJ Announces $59 Million to Support War on Opioids, Fund Drug Courts

Shaheen announces $2.3 million in federal money for N.H.’s opioid crisis

September 22, 2017

New Hampshire will receive $2.3 million in federal grant money to help combat the opioid crisis, U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen announced Thursday. The money, coming from two separate grants, will go toward treatment centers, first responders and law enforce… Continue Reading Shaheen announces $2.3 million in federal money for N.H.’s opioid crisis

Mental health: more than 50,000 pupils are not receiving specialist care they need

September 22, 2017

More than 50,000 children and teenagers across the country are not receiving the specialist mental-health care they need, new figures show. And those who are given help are having to wait as long as 112 days for their treatment. Read More

How to Create an Effective and Equitable Juvenile Justice System in Michigan

September 22, 2017

Paul Elam, Ph.D., president of Public Policy Associates, Inc., board member of the Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency, and consultant to the Michigan Committee on Juvenile Justice writes this op-ed to suggest that creating an effective and equit… Continue Reading How to Create an Effective and Equitable Juvenile Justice System in Michigan

Underage court program marks decade of success

September 20, 2017

In the decade it has been in place, the Lycoming County Underage Drinking Court has pulled down reoffending rates and guided youth through a distinctive program, unmatched locally. Focusing primarily on drug abuse among minors, the group occasionally t… Continue Reading Underage court program marks decade of success