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New Report Released by the National Academy of Sciences
Thursday, October, 30 2014

Implementing Juvenile Justice Reform: The Federal Role was recently released by The National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences.  The report is designed to provide guidance to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) as to the steps needed to facilitate juvenile justice reform. Continue reading...

New Resources on Co-occurring Disorders Among Youth in the Juvenile Justice System
Thursday, October, 30 2014

The National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice (NCMHJJ) and the Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Collaborative for Change (Collaborative for Change) are pleased to announce the release of new electronic and interactive resources on co-occurring mental and substance use disorders among youth involved with the juvenile justice system. Given the high numbers of justice-involved youth who experience co-occurring disorders, access to this information is valuable to anyone working with this vulnerable population. Research shows that youth with co-occurring disorders present multiple complex issues and demonstrate poor outcomes without the proper treatment. Continue reading...