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Honoring Gault: Ensuring Access to Counsel in Delinquency Proceedings

In partnership with the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, the National Juvenile Defender Center released “Honoring Gault: Ensuring Access to Counsel in Delinquency Proceedings,” an information card to promote judicial leadership in… Continue Reading Honoring Gault: Ensuring Access to Counsel in Delinquency Proceedings


Applying principles of adolescent development in delinquency proceedings

In partnership with the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ), the National Juvenile Defender Center released “Applying Principles of Adolescent Development in Delinquency Proceedings,” an information card to promote judicial le… Continue Reading Applying principles of adolescent development in delinquency proceedings


Access to Juvenile Justice Irrespective of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression (SOGIE)

In partnership with the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ), the National Juvenile Defender Center released released “Access to Juvenile Justice Irrespective of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Expression (SOGIE),” an… Continue Reading Access to Juvenile Justice Irrespective of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression (SOGIE)


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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Mentoring Best Practices Research: Effectiveness of Juvenile Mentoring Programs on Recidivism

This study was funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and authored by the Center for Criminal Justice Research at theUniversity of Cincinnati. Four research questions are examined in this document: (1) Are the mento… Continue Reading Mentoring Best Practices Research: Effectiveness of Juvenile Mentoring Programs on Recidivism


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Engage, Involve, Empower: Family Engagement in Juvenile Drug Treatment Courts

Family engagement in juvenile drug courts is vital to the success of these programs and can be improved by following this advice.


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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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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… Continue Reading The Intersection of Juvenile Courts and Exclusionary School Discipline


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