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.…

The Anti-Racist Imperative of Infancy

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Immediate and complete elimination of the juvenile legal system would be fraught with political and logistical challenges. Incremental “shrinkage,” however, is not only possible but has already begun to occur.307 One incrementalist strategy is to reduce the reach of that system by constricting its jurisdiction over certain behaviors and certain children, particularly the very young.…

Reimagining Public Safety: Community Listening Sessions with Black Communities and Public Defenders

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This report is the product of a one-year project to hear directly from Black communities about what safety means to them. The Black Public Defender Association, in partnership with the BlackRoots Alliance, Cook County Public Defender, and Northwestern University, conducted more than 100 interviews of Black residents in Chicago to collect their stories and advice…

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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Virtual Shackles: Electronic Surveillance and the Adultification of Juvenile Courts

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Barriers to Wellness: Voices and Views from Young People in Five Cities

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Create New Opportunities for “Persons In Need of Supervision” (PINS) to Succeed Without Legal System Intervention

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

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Engaging Black 2SLGBTQIA+ Youth in Advocacy

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The Probation Experience Project: Insights from Young People and Families

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Impact on Child Justice in a World of Digital Courts: Perspectives from the Bench

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A Post-Dobbs Future: Bailing Water Downstream to Center Democracy’s Children

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A Critical Discussion of Youth Miranda Waivers, Racial Inequity, and Proposed Policy Reforms

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Sydney Baker et al., 29 Psychol. Pub. Pol’y & L. 320 (2023). This article is a call to action for the research community and advocates to engage youth and families with lived experience in the legal system in research on the impacts of race, development, and identity on youth interrogations. The authors detail the limitations…

A Guide to Collateral Consequences of Juvenile Court Involvement in Texas

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This guide provides information about what obstacles may lie ahead and how to prepare yourself as you move forward with your life after being involved in the juvenile court system. Your juvenile record can affect your life for years to come. But you can still pursue your goals and build a bright future by understanding…

What Young People Are Saying About Juvenile Defense: Learning from the Experiences of Former Youth Clients

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The perspectives of young people with system experience are particularly important in efforts to strengthen and improve juvenile defense advocacy. With the state, prosecutors, victims, witnesses, law enforcement, and probation officers on the other side of the table, youth rely on their defender to hear and honor their voices and ensure they are full participants…

A Guide to Collateral Consequences of Juvenile Court Involvement in Massachusetts

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This guide provides information about what obstacles may lie ahead and how to prepare yourself as you move forward with your life after being involved in the juvenile court system. Your juvenile record can affect your life for years to come. But you can still pursue your goals and build a bright future by understanding…

Have a Juvenile Record in Kansas?: Plan for Your Future

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As you move forward with your life after being involved in the juvenile court system, this summary provides information about what obstacles may lie ahead and how to prepare yourself. The court and police paperwork about your juvenile court involvement is called your “juvenile record.” This record can affect your life for years to come.…

Have a Juvenile Record in New Hampshire? Plan for Your Future!

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This summary provides information about what obstacles may lie ahead and how to prepare yourself as you move forward with your life after being involved in the juvenile court system. Your juvenile record can affect your life for years to come. But you can still pursue your goals and build a bright future by understanding…

Collateral Consequences of Juvenile Court Involvement: An Opportunity for Partnership

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A Guide to Collateral Consequences of Juvenile Court Involvement in Indiana

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As you move forward with your life after being involved in the juvenile court system, this guide provides information about what obstacles may lie ahead and how to prepare yourself. The court and police paperwork about your case is called your “juvenile record.” This record can affect your life for years to come. But you…

A Guide to Collateral Consequences of Juvenile Court Involvement in New Mexico

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As you move forward with your life after being involved in the juvenile court system, this guide provides information about what obstacles may lie ahead and how to prepare yourself. The court and police paperwork about your case is called your “juvenile record.” This record can affect your life for years to come. But you…

A Guide to Collateral Consequences of Juvenile Court Involvement in Virginia

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As you move forward with your life after being involved in the juvenile court system, this guide provides information about what obstacles may lay ahead and how to prepare yourself. The court paperwork about your case is called your “juvenile record.” This record can affect your life for years to come. But you can still…

A Guide to Collateral Consequences of Juvenile Court Involvement in New Jersey

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As you move forward with your life after being involved in the juvenile court system, this guide provides information about what obstacles may lay ahead and how to prepare yourself. The court and police paperwork about your case is called your “juvenile record.” This record can affect your life for years to come. But you…

A Guide to Collateral Consequences of Juvenile Court Involvement in Ohio

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As you move forward with your life after being involved in the juvenile court system, this guide provides information about what obstacles may lay ahead and how to prepare yourself. The court and police paperwork about your case is called your “juvenile record.” This record can affect your life for years to come. But you…

A Guide to Collateral Consequences of Juvenile Court Involvement in Minnesota

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As you begin to move forward with your life after being involved in the juvenile court system, this guide provides information about what obstacles lay ahead and how to prepare yourself. The court and police paperwork about your case is called your “juvenile record.” This record can affect your life for years to come. But…