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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. 

Aug 2023
In criminal justice and human services, a critical aspect of guiding at-risk youth and adults toward positive transformation lies in understanding their unique needs, strengths, and risks. Enter risk, needs, and strengths assessments—a fundamental ...
Jun 2023
Mood disorders cast a significant shadow over the lives of teenage girls, impacting their emotional well-being and overall development. Depression, anxiety disorders, and bipolar disorder can pose immense challenges for these young individuals, ...
May 2023
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. As we come together to shine a spotlight on mental health, addressing the pressing issue of mental health within the criminal justice system is crucial. This month provides us with a timely opportunity to ...
Jan 2023
Juvenile risk assessment tools are becoming increasingly popular among probation officers and behavior therapists as a way to reduce the risk of recidivism and improve outcomes for youth involved in the juvenile justice system. Juvenile probation is ...
Oct 2022
Juvenile justice risk and needs assessments are used to estimate the likelihood a young person will become involved with the justice system and to identify service needs for developing case plans. These helpful tools aid court personnel (probation ...
May 2022
This May, we acknowledged National Mental Health Awareness Week, which helps to shine a light on the importance of mental health, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Data shows that the mental health of youth in particular seems to be suffering ...
Mar 2022
Suspending and expelling students from school and taking them through the juvenile and criminal justice system for minor infractions has created the school-to-prison pipeline. According to a U.S. Department of Justice complaint, officials in some ...
Feb 2022
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 ...
Jan 2022
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 ...
Dec 2021
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?