Youth

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:

Year Type Titlesort descending PDF or Related Link
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
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
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
2011 Facts on Youth Excessive Screen Time Linked to Engagement in Risk Behaviors
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    FOY 2011, June
2012 Facts on Youth Family Support Linked to Success in Juvenile Drug Court Program
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    FOY 2012, Fall
2011 Facts on Youth High School Students with Extreme Obesity More Likely to Engage in Some High-Risk Behaviors
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    FOY 2011, May
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
2006 Article, Interview Integrating Prevention, Treatment and Recovery to Support Re-Entry Following IncarcerationArticle published in Prevention Forum (Summer 2006). Noting that the majority of individuals leaving Illinois prisons have alcohol and other drug problems, this article describes how prevention, treatment, and recovery support services can work... link
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 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
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 Issue 4: 1 in 14 U.S. Children Has Had a Parent in Prison or Jail
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    FOY 2015, Issue 4
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 Facts on Youth Issue1: Arrest During Adolescence Linked to Declines in Educational Attainment
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    FOY 2014, Issue 1
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
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
2011 Facts on Youth More Hispanic Children Living in Poverty than Any Other Group; African-American Children Face Greatest Poverty Rate
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    FOY 2011, October
2011 Facts on Youth Parent Military Deployment Associated With Impaired Well-being Among Adolescents
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    FOY 2011, November
2011 Facts on Youth Prevalence of Substance Use Higher Among Incarcerated Youth
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    FOY 2011, February
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

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