Collection of guides related to Juvenile Justice.
Addressing the Unmet Educational Needs of Children and Youth in the Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare Systems
The paper will discuss the poor educational outcomes many child welfare and juvenile justice involved youth face. As the paper states, “youth in foster care and youth in the delinquency system typically experience academic and behavioral problems in school, receive special education services at a higher rate, and are more likely to drop out of school than other students.”
The paper is co-authored by Lois Weinberg, professor at the Charter College of Education atCalifornia State University, Los Angeles, and Peter Leone from the Department of SpecialEducation at the University of Maryland, College Park.
This Resource Guide offers a comprehensive, user-friendly synthesis of current information on instruments that can be used to screen and assess youth for mental health and substance use-related disorders at various stages of the juvenile justice process. The Guide includes profiles of more than 50 instruments, and best practice recommendations for diverse settings and situations.
Suicide Prevention in Juvenile Correction and Detention Facilities by Lindsay M. Hayes.
Sex Offender Programming in Youth Correction and Detention Facilities by David Berenson and Lee Underwood