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Sep 2021
Wednesday
An article from Cleveland, Ohio gives harrowing stories about the violence in their youth detention centers – staff to juveniles and justice-involved youth to others. Is this report typical of juvenile facilities across the nation?
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Sep 2021
Wednesday
The Proportion of Girls Arrested for Drug Crimes Is Higher Than Males There has been some good news and statistics in the juvenile justice world recently. One is that youth drug arrests fell to about 52% since 2010. However, examining this data more ...
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Aug 2021
Wednesday
Life is often full of obstacles that make growing up a difficult road to navigate for at-risk youth. From poverty and physical abuse to drug and alcohol use, teens frequently run into issues that they are still mentally ill-equipped to handle. These ...
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Aug 2021
Wednesday
Juvenile Suicide in Detention Every day across the U.S., scores of juveniles in detention are under suicide watch, and even so, many of them still manage to take their own lives.
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Jul 2021
Wednesday
Learning Disabilities Translate to Risk Factors Numerous studies in the U.S. have shown that youth with disabilities are at a higher risk of becoming involved in the juvenile justice system than their non-disabled peers. These include kids that are ...
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Jul 2021
Wednesday
Nearly two million teens are arrested within the United States each and every year. Of those two million an estimated sixty-five to seventy percent of them are diagnosed with a mental health disorder. Furthermore, a full two-thirds of the juveniles ...
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Jun 2021
Wednesday
Mental health problems, left untreated, can become an unbearable hardship for young students. But if children had a comprehensive mental health treatment system in their school—one that intervened and provided support early on in their life—they ...
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Jun 2021
Wednesday
What price do we pay by charging youths as adults? In the United States, you are considered an adult at the age of 18. You can legally vote in an election or join the military at this age without a guardian’s consent. However, in some states, a ...
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May 2021
Wednesday
What we already know from years of research is effective interventions and risk assessments for young people in the juvenile justice system must address risk factors across all aspects of the adolescent’s life. To succeed, they need to take into ...
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May 2021
Wednesday
Imagine spending thousands of dollars for justice-involved youth to be sent to juvenile facilities, only to have them end up in the same position in the future. Recidivism - the tendency of a convicted criminal to re-offend - is a worrying statistic ...
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