Juvenile Justice

There is a growing recognition that youth involved in the juvenile corrections system represent on of the most vulnerable populations in our country. It is a harsh fact that youth with disabilities are overrepresented in the juvenile corrections population, as well as in all other categories of high risk youth. The following provides information on facts and statistics, areas requiring attention by policymakers and service providers, and resources to assist cross-system collaborative efforts to assist youth with disabilities in the juvenile corrections system.

Guideposts for Success for Youth Involved in the Juvenile Corrections System

The Juvenile Justice Guideposts highlight specific experiences, supports, and services that are relevant to improving transition outcomes for youth with and without disabilities involved or at risk of becoming involved in the juvenile justice system within the framework of the Guideposts for Success.

Improving Transition Outcomes for Youth Involved in the Juvenile Justice System: Practical Considerations

This InfoBrief describes the characteristics of and issues faced by youth involved with the juvenile justice system, including those with disabilities. It provides a framework for youth service professionals to help these youth avoid or transition out of the juvenile justice system, promotes cross-systems collaboration, and highlights promising practices currently being implemented around the country. This InfoBrief is based on Making the Right Turn: A Guide about Improving Transition Outcomes for Youth Involved in the Juvenile Corrections System, available at: http://www.ncwd-youth.info/juvenile-justice-guide.

Making the Right Turn: A Guide About Improving Transition Outcomes for Youth Involved in the Juvenile Corrections System

This Guide provides professionals with well-researched and documented facts, offers evidence-based research, highlights promising practices, and provides the Guideposts for Success for Youth Involved in the Juvenile Corrections System, in addition to pointing out areas requiring further attention by policymakers and identifying promising practices.

Youth Involved in the Juvenile Corrections System

In America there is an expectation that youth will grow up, get an education, develop skills, get a job, become economically self-sufficient and contribute to society. However, for many youth today, there are enormous challenges to achieving this goal. There is a growing recognition that youth involved in the juvenile corrections system represent one of the most vulnerable populations in our country.

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