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August 16, 2017 Webinar Opportunity Effectively Implementing Family Engagement and Involvement Practices for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System
The National Reentry Resource Center will be hosting a webinar on "Effectively Implementing Family Engagement and Involvement Practices for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System on Thursday, August 24th from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Eastern. The webinar will provide tools for juvenile justice professionals to implement practices in family engagement and positive outcome for youth. For more information or to register for this webinar, click here

August 16, 2017 Coming Soon to Philly Schools: 22 City-Paid Social Workers

A pilot program putting 22 full-time social workers into Philadelphia elementary, middle and high schools is being implemented with the ultimate goal of rolling the program out district-wide.  The aim is to introduce behavioral consultants, case managers, and family peer specialists to focus not on what is happening to children in the classroom, rather what is happening to them outside of class.   “You cannot educate a child who is in crisis or experiencing trauma,” said Superintendent William R. Hite, Jr.  Large numbers of children are in crisis every day and many students are lost due to unmet behavioral and mental health needs.  Having appropriately trained counselors to identify and work with children on root issues of trauma and crisis will hopefully help keep kids in class and on track to graduation.  Read more about the pilot program and the district goals click here.

August 1, 2017 Now Available! National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Releases School Safety Report
The report provides data to support or dispel common perceptions related to school safety. Federal agencies, including the Departments of Education and Justice, and school safety experts collected the data reported in this publication. Topics addressed include: 

~ school crime; 
~ school shootings and violence; 
~ traumatic events such as bullying; and 
~ the threat of violence using social media. 

Click here to read the NIJ report

Resources: 
Click here to learn more about the NIJ's Comphrensive School Safety Initiative
Click here to see OJJDP's Model Programs Guide to learn about programs promoting school safety

Topical Newsletters

The School-Justice Partnership Project newsletter contains up-to-date information relating to school discipline issues, law enforcement in schools, trauma, youth mental and behavioral health issues, and the intersection of schools and the juvenile justice system. Each issue will feature resources that are relevant to the myriad issues facing communities, and tips for enhancing collaboration within jurisdictions. To subscribe to the newsletter, click here.

School Climate
Homeless and Youth in Foster Care
Family Engagement
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) Students
Tribes and Native American Youth
Trauma-Informed Classrooms
Restorative Justice
Memorandums of Understanding (MOU)
Disproportionate Minority Contact
The Achievement Gap
School Engagement and Connectedness
Chronic Absenteeism and Truancy
What are School-Based Arrests and Referrals?

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