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Check out Orbis' blog to see articles and content with a focus on criminal and juvenile justice, child welfare, evidence-based interventions, and other matters affecting our communities. 

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Feb 2022
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There are many factors that can affect at-risk teenagers’ decision to smoke or drink alcohol. In the last few decades, however, the rapid growth of advertising and consumerism has begun to have an enormous influence on teens.
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Feb 2022
Wednesday
An estimated 3 of every 4 victims of sex trafficking are girls or women. In the case of young female victims, they often share similar characteristics: they are homeless or runaways, victims of previous abuse, and often involved in the juvenile ...
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Jan 2022
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Many young people worry that their criminal past will follow them throughout their lives. As soon as a high-risk teen comes into contact with law enforcement, a criminal record is opened on them, and this report will contain every single document ...
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Dec 2021
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What is a Status Offense? Violating curfew, running away from home, or skipping school may not be good choices, but are they actions that should land a minor in the justice system?
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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
Wednesday
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
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 ...