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  Free, online research and resources are now available from the OJJDP-funded study, "Researching the Referral Stage of Youth Mentoring in Six Juvenile Justice Settings: An Exploratory Analysis.” The study, conducted by MENTOR: The National... Read more about this resource
This issue brief from the Youth Reentry Task Force of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Coalition outlines the concept of reentry services in theory and practice, offers a review of federal policy previously enacted to support reentry... Read more about this resource
This brief from the National Evaluation and Technical Assistance Center summarizes key elements of an effective mentoring program for at-risk and high-risk youth, including foster care and youth in reentry. The brief includes a brief summary of the... Read more about this resource
This research brief from the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice discusses the prevalence and impact of trauma and traumatic stress among youth in the juvenile justice system and describes emerging responses for identifying and... Read more about this resource
This brief from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network discusses the issue of trauma within the female juvenile justice population. The resource includes descriptive statistics and profiles of girls in the system who have experienced trauma and... Read more about this resource
A positive mentoring experience can help a young person develop new skills and a more hopeful view of the future. For youth involved in the foster care or juvenile justice system, the impact of a mentor can be even more significant. According to... Read more about this resource
A mentor can change the life of a young person involved in the juvenile justice or foster care system, but recruiting mentors to work with system-involved youth can be challenging. Potential mentors may fear that mentoring these youth requires... Read more about this resource
High-need youth, such as those involved in the juvenile justice or foster care system, typically face many challenges that mentoring programs cannot address on their own. This overview describes how mentoring programs can create partnerships and... Read more about this resource
The National Reentry Resource Center, established by the Second Chance Act and funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice, provides assistance to the prisoner reentry field. Their website provides resources for states,... Read more about this resource
For many, summer holidays are an exciting and joyful time of year—wonderful meals, gifts exchanged, family traditions, and time spent with loved ones. But for youth involved in the juvenile justice or foster care system, the holidays can be... Read more about this resource
Young people who are transitioning out of the foster care and juvenile justice systems often have serious mental health needs. This report from California Family Impact Seminar explores these questions and proposes some answers from young people who... Read more about this resource
This issue brief from the Youth Reentry Task Force of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Coalition outlines the concept of reentry services in theory and practice, offers a review of federal policy previously enacted to support reentry... Read more about this resource
This paper from the Georgetown Public Policy Institute’s Center for Juvenile Justice Reform and the Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps provides communities with a framework for serving youth involved in both the juvenile justice and child... Read more about this resource
This document, divided into two sections, is designed to meet the needs of juvenile justice stakeholders who are working to promote family involvement and of families whose children are involved in the juvenile justice system. The first section, The... Read more about this resource