Dependency and Delinquency in SYNC (Serving Youth in Newton County, Georgia)
Published Dec 11, 2014, RFK National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice
Youth who touch both the child welfare and juvenile justice systems, known as dual status youth, present complex, resource-intensive cases and tend to experience poor outcomes. A new report, Dependency and Delinquency in SYNC, describes how courts can support community efforts to integrate and coordinate youth-serving system and improve outcomes for dual status youth, and demonstrates how these strategies have been successfully implemented in Newton County’s (Georgia) project: Serving Youth in Newton County (SYNC). This report was released as part of the National Center for State Courts’ Future Trends in State Courts.