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 Title PDF or Related Link
2011 Facts on Youth Three in Five High School Students Who Consume Alcohol Report Binge Drinking
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    FOY 2011, January
2011 Facts on Youth Prevalence of Substance Use Higher Among Incarcerated Youth
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    FOY 2011, February
2011 Facts on Youth Racial/Ethnic Minority Youth Less Likely to Receive Treatment for Major Depression
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    FOY 2011, March
2011 Facts on Youth Teen Birth Rate in U.S. Continues Decline, Racial/Ethnic Disparities Persist
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    FOY 2011, April
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
2011 Facts on Youth Excessive Screen Time Linked to Engagement in Risk Behaviors
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    FOY 2011, June
2011 Facts on Youth Teenage Alcohol Use Under Adult Supervision Linked to Harmful Consequences
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    FOY 2011, July
2011 Facts on Youth Youth Cigarette Use Linked to Smoking in Top-Grossing Movies
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    FOY 2011, August
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 Substance Use Disorders Greatest Among Youth of Native American, Multiple Race/Ethnicity, White, and Hispanic Backgrounds
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    FOY 2011, December
2010 Article, Interview Reforming Our Expectations About Juvenile JusticeArticle published in Reclaiming Children and Youth (Summer 2010, Vol. 19, No. 2). Typing the term "juvenile justice reform" into an Internet search will result in 60 pages of entries. But what is meant by juvenile justice reform? What does it... link
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