Through juvenile justice services and prevention strategies, we seek to stop chronic patterns of trauma, behavioral health issues, and justice involvement. We examine issues and practices that allow young people to develop in safe and healthy environments.

Here is some of our work in this issue area:

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2016 Service Focus or Project TASC-CHJ Medicaid Policy SeriesMedicaid Reforms to Support Criminal Justice Populations Medicaid expansion coupled with the criminal justice reform movement presents an unprecedented opportunity to build a criminal justice system—one that takes on a public health approach...
2016 Report or Paper Connecting Youth to Substance Use and Mental Health Treatment Upon Release from DetentionThis brief is for public safety leaders, state Medicaid agency personnel, and policymakers who work on issues related to youth, juvenile justice, and behavioral health. It explains how states can expedite the Medicaid application process for youth...
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    Connecting Youth
2016 Report or Paper Building Bridges to Care from Correctional Systems to Healthcare in the CommunityThis brief is for public safety leaders, state Medicaid agency personnel, and policymakers who work on issues related to criminal justice and behavioral health. It describes the key components of a seamless system of care for individuals being...
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    Bridges to Care
2015 Facts on Youth Issue 4: 1 in 14 U.S. Children Has Had a Parent in Prison or Jail
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    FOY 2015, Issue 4
2015 Facts on Youth Issue 3: Previously Incarcerated Youth Die at More Than Four Times the Rate of Their Peers in the General Population
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    FOY 2015, Issue 3
2015 Facts on Youth Issue2: Maltreatment Will Be Confirmed for 1 in 8 U.S. Children by Age 18
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    FOY 2015, Issue 2
2015 Facts on Youth Issue1: Recent Incarceration of Father Linked to Nearly Double the Risk of Childhood Homelessness
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    FOY 2015, Issue 1
2014 Facts on Youth Issue 4: Adverse Life Experiences Among Detained Youth Linked to Greater Likelihood of Suicide Thoughts and Attempts
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    FOY 2014, Issue 4
2014 Technical Assistance Webinar: The Winners' Circle ModelThis recorded presentation was done in collaboration with Advocates for Human Potential (AHP) for the Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) and Technical Assistance program. It highlights the history, structure, and training on starting a...
2014 Facts on Youth Issue 3: High Rates of Adverse Childhood Experiences Among Justice-Involved Youth Increase Risk for Health, Social Problems
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    FOY 2014, Issue 3
2014 Facts on Youth Issue 2: Youth Incarceration Linked to Problems Functioning in Society
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    FOY 2014, Issue 2
2014 Facts on Youth Issue1: Arrest During Adolescence Linked to Declines in Educational Attainment
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    FOY 2014, Issue 1
2013 Facts on Youth Homicide Rates of Victims Aged 10-24 Continue to Fall, But at Slower Pace; Prevention and Focused Deterrence Needed
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    FOY 2013, Issue 3
2013 Facts on Youth Youth Incarceration Continues Significant Decline, but Racial/Ethnic Disparities Persist
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    FOY 2013, Issue 2
2013 Facts on Youth Transferring Youth to Adult Court: Increase in Re-arrest Rate for Those with Non-violent Offenses, Decrease in Rate for Those with Violent Offenses
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    FOY 2013, Issue 1
2012 Facts on Justice Youth with Serious Offenses and Substance Use Disorders Lack Community Treatment
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    FOJ 2012, March
2012 Facts on Youth Youth Perception of Parental Disapproval Linked to Lower Rates of Substance Use Among Youth
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    FOY 2012, January
2012 Facts on Youth At-Risk Youth Participation in Arts Associated with Higher Rates of Volunteerism and College Completion
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    FOY 2012, June
2012 Facts on Youth Progress in Reducing HIV Risk Behaviors Among High School Students Levels Off Over Past Decade
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    FOY 2012, August
2012 Facts on Youth Family Support Linked to Success in Juvenile Drug Court Program
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    FOY 2012, Fall