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Juvenile Justice Policy

A Primer for Mental Health Practitioners Working With Youth Involved in the Juvenile Justice System

Technical Assistance Partnership for Child and Family Mental Health

This brief provides an overview for mental health practitioners working with youth involved in the juvenile justice system, emphasizing emerging research and practices.

Evidence-based Practices for Children Exposed to Violence: A Selection from Federal Databases

This publication summarizes findings from federal reviews of research studies and program evaluations to help communities improve outcomes for children exposed to violence.

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.

Causes and Correlates of Girls Delinquency

U.S. Department of Justice

This bulletin summarizes the research team's review of social science literature on factors impacting girls' delinquency and notes their policy and program implications.

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.

From Time Out to Hard Time: Young Children in the Adult Criminal Justice System

The University of Texas at Austin

This report provides the first-ever comprehensive look at how the nation treats young children who commit serious crimes, analyzes the available data with regard to the transfer of young children t

Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice: Annual report 2008

Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice

Established under the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act, the role of the Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice (FACJJ) is to advise the President and Congress on matte

Keeping Adolescents Out of Prison


In this policy brief, the authors draw on articles in a recently released volume of The Future of Children devoted to juvenile justice to examine the problem of youth confinement in correctional fa