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Nov 2021
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Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can cause youth to develop coping mechanisms and behavior that stops social-emotional development and can dramatically impair their academic success. Gang activity, drug use, delinquent behavior, and aggressive ...
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Nov 2021
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Twenty-three-year-old Amber Graves was just five when her parents abandoned her and her one-year-old brother in the Bronx, New York. Graves and her brother spent years bouncing between homelessness and foster homes, with Graves also at times ...
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Oct 2021
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In the early 1990s, rising juvenile delinquency rates provoked a change in the general public’s opinion of the people committing the violations. Juvenile offenders, in particular, were represented as “vicious superpredators,” fueling the perception ...
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Oct 2021
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According to the U.S. Department of Justice, 728,280 teens were arrested across the country during 2018 and 37,529 of which were held in numerous juvenile facilities. Of those justice-involved youth, an estimate of 20% identified as LGBTQ - that’s ...
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Sep 2021
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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