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A Trauma Primer for Juvenile Probation and Juvenile Detention Staff

Juvenile justice probation and detention workers play an important role in helping system-involved youth and families navigate justice and social service systems; achieving goals of accountability, competency, and community safety; and promoting safety, s ...

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OrganizationNational Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

Excerpt from website This second Webinar in the joint U.S. Departments of Education, Justice, and Health and Human Services Supportive School Discipline (SSD) Webinar Series provides the knowledge that school, district, residential facility, and cour ...

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OrganizationOJJDP State Training and Technical Assistance Center (S...
Assessing Exposure to Psychological Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms in the Juvenile Justice Population

Screening and assessment of traumatic stress and its psychosocial after-effects play an important role in a trauma-informed juvenile justice system. Trauma exposure and its negative consequences are highly prevalent among justice-involved youth. For examp ...

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OrganizationThe National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Blueprint for Change: A Comprehensive Model for the Identification and Treatment of Youth with Mental Health Needs in Contact with the Juvenile Justice System

Every day, hundreds of thousands of youth cycle in and out of state and local juvenile justice systems throughout the county. They are seen in probation offices, juvenile detention centers, juvenile courts, and correctional facilities every day. Many of t ...

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OrganizationThe National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Just...

THE CODE OF CONDUCT is based upon the laws, rules, regulations, and policies that seek to allow access to education for all while protecting the due process rights of the individual. Discipline, as defined by the Code, must have the qualities of understan ...

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OrganizationBoston Public Schools

Excerpt from website Restorative justice is an effective, evidence-based practice, focused on understanding the roles of victim, offender and community in the restorative process. In this OJJDP-sponsored Webinar, presenters share restorative practices ...

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OrganizationOJJDP National Training and Technical Assistance Center...

National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice (NCMHJJ) and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) presented the second in a four-part webinar series on school-based juvenile justice diversion models for youth with behav ...

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OrganizationNational Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice;...
Creating a Trauma-Informed Law Enforcement System

This Brief describes how partnerships developed by Network members and police agencies are helping to create a trauma-informed law enforcement system.

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OrganizationThe National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Delaware

The state of Delaware is divided into three school districts serving their corresponding counties: Kent (10 districts, consisting of 47 public schools serving a total of 25,704 students); New Castle (24 districts, consisting of 121 public schools servin ...

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Developing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for School-Justice Partnerships: Technical Assistance Tools

A memorandum of understanding (MOU) is a critical document in establishing coordinated efforts in a school-justice partnership. An MOU is a multilateral agreement among multiple parties intended to express a common vision and line of action. MOUs in schoo ...

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OrganizationClayton County Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiati...
Journal or PublicationPublication

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges joined by the Honorable Steven Teske, Chief Judge, Clayton County, Georgia, introduces and discussed the steps to develop a MOU during this interactive online training. A memorandum of understand ...

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OrganizationClayton County Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiati...
Evidence-Informed Interventions for Posttraumatic Stress Problems with Youth Involved in the Juvenile Justice System

Therapeutic treatment of the psychosocial after-effects of childhood exposure to traumatic stressors is a key component in the development of trauma-informed juvenile justice systems (Kerig, 2012). More than 80% of juvenile justice-involved youth report a ...

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OrganizationThe National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Facts on Traumatic Stress and Children with Developmental Disabilities

General The term developmental disability means a severe, chronic disability of an individual that 1. is attributable to a mental or physical impairment or combination of mental and physical impairments; 2. is manifested before the individual attains ...

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OrganizationThe National Child Traumatic Stress Network

AASA, The School Superintendents Association, and the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) believe that all schools should be warm, welcoming and productive places for children to learn and for teachers to teach. We believe that exclusionary discipline – suspend ...

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OrganizationThe School Superintendent Association (AASA), The Child...
Journal or PublicationSchool District Codes of Conduct: Guide for District Le...
Helping Traumatized Children: Tips for Judges

A majority of children involved in the juvenile justice system have a history of trauma. Children and adolescents who come into the court system frequently have experienced not only chronic abuse and neglect, but also exposure to substance abuse, domesti ...

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OrganizationThe National Child Traumatic Stress Network

In the wake of the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, communities, advocates, and policymakers across the country are proposing and already implementing different ways to address gun violence in our society—such as passing new gun control me ...

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OrganizationAmerican Bar Association (ABA)
Journal or PublicationSection of Litigation Children's Rights Litigation

The federal guidance released in January by the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education on school discipline policies was necessary to advise school districts of their responsibilities under the Civil Rights Act to protect children from discrimination. ...

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Journal or PublicationEducation Week Teacher

The first webinar in this series of four provides an overview of two school-based diversion initiatives that emerged from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s Models for Change Mental Health/Juvenile Justice Action Network, and that have be ...

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OrganizationNational Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice
Judges and Child Trauma: Findings from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network/National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges Focus Groups

Child trauma is endemic in the juvenile justice system. At least 75% of youth involved in the juvenile delinquency system have experienced traumatic victimization, and 1111–50% have developed posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Many of these young peopl ...

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OrganizationThe National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Large numbers of youth involved with the juvenile justice system have significant mental health and substance abuse issues. Many of these youth could be better served in community settings, and juvenile court judges can lead or support community efforts ...

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OrganizationNational Center for State Courts

Excerpt from website As a result of the growing body of evidence demonstrating the alarming relationship between widespread school suspensions and expulsions and involvement in the justice system, today’s schools, courts, and communities require new ...

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OrganizationOJJDP State Training and Technical Assistance Center (S...
Middletown/Meriden

New Haven County has a total of 31 public school districts, and consists of 276 schools serving 128,265 students. SJP Initiatives: Update of a “resource inventory” of all of the community’s programs and services. Development of consistent focus acts a ...

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Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia County has a total of 75 public school districts, and consists of 339 schools (274 of which are in the School District of Philadelphia) serving over 250,000 students. SJP Initiatives: Development of a multi-system Diversion Program aimed a ...

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School–Based Partnerships: A Problem-Solving Strategy

The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) funded the School-Based Partnerships (SBP) grant program for the purpose of partnering law enforcement agencies with schools to address crime and disorder problems in and around middle and h ...

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OrganizationOffice of Community Oriented Policing Services
The court’s role in Dismantling the school-to-Prison Pipeline

The juvenile justice system in America is a paradox when it comes to promoting the welfare of our nation’s young people. We have come a long way from old English common law which treated children as adults under the "vicious will” doctrine,1 to creating j ...

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OrganizationNational Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
Journal or PublicationJuvenile and Family Justice Today
The Effects of Adolescent Development on Policing

Law enforcement’s interaction with youth is an integral part of carrying out policing duties. Approximately 4 to 5 million youth ages 16-19 have face-to-face interactions with police annually and in 2012, there were over a million arrests of persons under ...

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OrganizationInternational Association of Chiefs of Police
Trauma among Girls in the Juvenile Justice System

Despite falling crime rates, more adolescent girls are arrested and incarcerated in the United States today than ever before (NMHA, 2003). Nearly three-quarters of a million girls below the age of 18 were arrested in 1997, accounting for 26 percent of ju ...

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OrganizationThe National Child Traumatic Stress Network

The restraint and seclusion of individuals—practices usually associated with highly restrictive environments—are extreme responses to student behavior used in some public schools (see Box 1). This brief aims to answer important questions about the extent ...

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OrganizationCarsey Institute
Journal or PublicationNational Issue Brief

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