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Juvenile Justice Programs

Improving the Effectiveness of Juvenile Justice Programs: A New Perspective on Evidence-Based Practice

Georgetown Public Policy Institute

This paper presents a framework for juvenile justice system reform that is organized around evidence-based treatment programs for juvenile offenders integrated into a comprehensive strategy for dep

Juvenile Court Training Curriculum, 2nd Edition

National Juvenile Defender Center

This curriculum provides in-depth training materials on current adolescent development research and its application to juvenile court practice.

Systems of Care Programs That Serve Youth Involved With the Juvenile Justice System: Funding and Sustainability

This brief explores ways in which communities can financially sustain the efforts they have in place to meet the needs of children, youth, and young adults involved or at risk of involvement with t

Addressing the Unmet Educational Needs of Children and Youth in the Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare Systems

Georgetown University

This paper reviews educational barriers encountered by youth involved in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems and describes recent legal and policy reforms.

Preventing and Reducing Youth Crime and Violence: Using Evidence-based Practices

This list of programs and strategies most likely to prevent and reduce youth crime and violence was authored by a leading expert in the field with the assistance of a panel of experts.

Characteristics of Juvenile Suicide in Confinement

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

This bulletin draws on data from the first national survey of suicides of youth in confinement to review juvenile suicides that occurred in confinement between 1995 and 1999.

Introduction to the Survey of Youth in Residential Placement

U.S. Department of Justice

This Bulletin introduces the Survey of Youth in Residential Placement (SYRP), reviewing its background, describing its design and methodology, discussing its strengths and limitations, and summariz

Model Policies for Juvenile Justice and Substance Abuse Treatment

Robert Wood Johnsin Foundation

This report draws on lessons learned from the Reclaiming Futures initiative and include measures to improve policies at the federal, state, and local levels.

Department of Justice's (DOJ) Youth Gang Prevention Initiative

U.S. Department of Justice

This portal page includes a history of DOJ's efforts to address youth gangs, descriptions of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Youth Courts: An Empirical Update and Analysis of Future Organizational and Research Needs

Hamilton Fish Institute on School and Community Violence

This report is drawn from a national survey examining the status of youth courts and their operation, volunteer activity, functions and resources.