A National Institutes of Health Approach for Advancing Research to Improve Youth Mental Health and Reduce Disparities

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The work described herein articulates a way forward for the NIH to continue to improve youth mental health and to reduce YMHD through supporting rigorous, impactful research. However, the urgency of the youth mental health crisis and YMHD is so pressing that many NIH ICOs have already begun this important work, particularly through supporting research.…

Strengthening Indigenous Communities to Eliminate Disparities in the Criminal Justice System Infographic 2024

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Overturning Roe v Wade and Planned Parenthood v Casey: An Assault to Reproductive and Racial Justice and the Mental Health of Youth

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Why Youth Incarceration Fails: An Updated Review of the Evidence

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Centering Youth Voice in Juvenile Justice Reform: A Brief Summary Report of Youth Experiences

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No Child Left Confined: Challenging the Digital Convict Lease

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This article is a transcript of a lecture given by Professor Chaz P. Arnett at a Symposium hosted by the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law’s Journal of Health Care Law & Policy. Professor Arnett discusses juvenile courts’ increased reliance on electronic monitoring, which he classifies as “e-carceration,” or the “the digital…

Engaging Black 2SLGBTQIA+ Youth in Advocacy

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Futures in the Balance: Disrupting the School-to-Prison Pipeline

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Key Points: Testing limits is normal adolescent behavior. Young people act out, make mistakes, and push boundaries largely because the parts of their brains that regulate these behaviors are still being formed. Diverting youth from the legal system by keeping them in school can result in better life outcomes for young people. The legal system…

Futures in the Balance: Reforms that Keep Youth in School

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Referring young people to the legal system can negatively impact their life outcomes as it excludes them from school, disconnecting them from learning and engaging in prosocial activities. There may be times when schools need to seek assistance from law enforcement, but for the vast majority of situations, a variety of levers exist outside of…

The Ohio Model: A Report on the Transformational Reform of the Ohio Department of Youth Services, 2007-2015

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The Trajectory of a Traumatized Youth: A Three System Perspective

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Retaining a Forensic Mental Health Expert in Miller Cases

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Be Her Resource: A Toolkit About School Resource Officers and Girls of Color

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Investigation of Compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act at Leflore County, Mississippi, Juvenile Detention Center

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The Dangers of Detention: The Impact of Incarcerating Youth in Detention and Other Secure Facilities

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Generating a Revolution in Prevention, Wellness & Care for LGBT Children & Youth

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DOJ Statement of Interest in S.R. and L.G. v. Kenton County Amicus Brief

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Settlement Agreement Between the United States and Leflore County, Mississippi

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National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Policy Statement on Indiscriminate Shackling of Juveniles in Court

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Juvenile Offender and Victims: 2014 National Report

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Guiding Principles for Providing High-Quality Education in Juvenile Justice Secure Care Settings

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Dear Colleague Letter: Federal Pell Grant Eligibility for Students Confined or Incarcerated in Locations That Are Not Federal or State Penal Institutions

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Dear Colleague Letter: Educational Needs of Students with Disabilities in Correctional Facilities

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Dear Colleague Letter: Civil Rights in Juvenile Justice Residential Facilities

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Resource Brief for Juvenile Defenders: What Juvenile Defenders Should Know about the DSM-5

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