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Reports, research summaries, issue briefs, working documents and other materials related to system change efforts, and produced by Models for Change grantees and partners. 

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Publication cover Caring for Youth with Mental Health Needs in the Juvenile Justice System: Improving Knowledge and Skills

May 7, 2015, Fred Meservey

Approximately two-thirds of youth in the care of the juvenile justice system have a diagnosable mental health and/or substance use disorder. Too frequently, staff supervising these youth have…
Publication cover Building Brighter Futures: Tools for Improving Academic and Career/Technical Education in the Juvenile Justice System

Apr 30, 2015, Juvenile Law Center

Across the country, students in the juvenile justice system are struggling in school. Research suggests that many enter the juvenile justice system well behind grade-level. In the absence of…
Publication cover Information Sharing Tool Kit-Second Edition

Jan 20, 2015, Juvenile Law Center and Robert F. Kennedy National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice

The Tool Kit website is designed to assist jurisdictions in creating and implementing information and data sharing initiatives to achieve better outcomes for youth involved in the juvenile justice…
Publication cover A Better Way to Do Business: Changing Organizational Culture to Promote Integrated Service Delivery in Child Protection and Juvenile Justice Systems

Jan 14, 2015, Mark Mertens and Melissa Blom

A Better Way to Do Business: Changing Organizational Culture to Promote Integrated Service Delivery in Child Protection and Juvenile Justice Systems, is the inaugural Practice Brief published by the…
Publication cover Trauma in Dual Status Youth: Putting Things In Perspective

Jan 13, 2015, Thomas Grisso

This article is the first in a series on trauma-related procedures for use with dual status youth—children and adolescents who come into contact with both child welfare and juvenile justice…
Publication cover Juvenile Justice Reform: County Leadership Roles and Opportunities

Dec 29, 2014, National Association of Counties

This report details why it is important to improve juvenile justice systems and how county governments can lead improvement efforts in their role as primary local providers of health, justice and…

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Illinois, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Washington


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