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Juvenile Justice and System Involved Youth

Statistical Briefing Book (SBB)

Publisher: 
US Department of Justice

This online tool enables users to access online information to learn more about juvenile crime and victimization and about youth involved in the juvenile justice system.

How OJJDP is Serving Children, Families, and Communities: 2008 Annual Report

Publisher: 
US Department of Justice

This report provides information on Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice: Annual report 2008

Publisher: 
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

Characteristics of Juvenile Suicide in Confinement

Publisher: 
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.

Resilient Girls

Publisher: 
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Drawing on data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, this bulletin describes how four factors (the presence of a caring adult, school connectedness, school success, and religi

Blueprint for Change: Funding Mental Health Services for Youth in Contact with the Juvenile Justice System

Publisher: 
National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Policy Research Associates, Inc.

This paper reports on the results of a survey that was conducted of promising programs that provide mental health services to youth involved in the juvenile justice system, to find out how these programs were funded.

Mental Health Screening Within Juvenile Justice: The Next Frontier

Publisher: 
National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice

This paper explores some of the new issues that have emerged in the juvenille justice field as a result of widespread mental health screening adopted by most states. The issues explored in this paper include mental health screening procedures and policies and implementation of mental health screening within a juvenille justice program.

Trauma Among Youth in the Juvenile Justice System: Critical Issues and New Directions

Publisher: 
National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice

The purpose of this paper is to discuss the prevalence and impact of trauma and traumatic stress among youth in the juvenile justice system and to describe emerging responses for identifying and treating these problems.

Introduction to the Survey of Youth in Residential Placement

Publisher: 
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

Keeping Adolescents Out of Prison

Publisher: 
Princeton-Brookings

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