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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. 

Oct 2023
Assessments are essential in the human services and criminal justice sectors, but those focusing on strengths and capabilities rather than only deficits hold transformative power. Why? Because how we evaluate and support individuals matters, ...
Sep 2023
When it comes to the complex criminal justice system, the threads of change often weave through innovative approaches that offer hope, empowerment, and transformation. Evidence-based case management provides a pathway for justice-involved clients ...
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 ...
Jul 2023
Pursuing positive outcomes and sustainable change lies at the heart of our collective missions in human services and criminal justice. As professionals dedicated to making a difference, we understand the challenges accompanying this endeavor, and we ...
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 ...
Apr 2023
Mental health is a crucial aspect of our overall well-being, but some therapy approaches don't always provide treatment through a gender-and-culture-informed lens. To address this, mental health professionals, and other similar practitioners, have ...
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 ...
Nov 2022
Risk and needs assessments are standardized tools that help justice system professionals estimate a person’s likelihood of recidivism and identify factors that contribute to maladaptive behavior. These instruments are also used for case planning and ...
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 ...