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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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May 2022
Thursday
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 ...
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Mar 2022
Wednesday
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 ...
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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
Wednesday
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
Wednesday
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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Oct 2021
Wednesday
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 ...
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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 ...