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Youth Involved With Out-of-Home Care and the Juvenile Justice System
Resources and information about serving youth in out-of-home care who are also involved with the juvenile justice system. Includes State and local examples.
Addressing The Needs Of Youth Known To Both The Child Welfare And Juvenile Justice Systems (PDF - 3976 KB)
Discusses innovative practices courts can implement to serve children who come to their attention through multiple systems and to prevent youth from further system involvement.
Moving Youth From Risk to Opportunity: A Resource Guide to the 2004 Kids Count Data Book and Essay (PDF - 145 KB)
Annie E. Casey Foundation (2004)
Services provided and contact information for programs and models assisting youth in foster care, youth in the juvenile justice system, teen parents, and academically at-risk youth.
Youth Involvement in the Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Systems: A Case of Double Jeopardy?
Morris & Freundlich (2004)
Research identified personal perspectives as well as programs that address the needs of youth. Findings revealed a need for mental health services, educational programs, and stable placements that will help to prevent delinquent activities by foster youth.
State and local examples
Chaos and Trauma in the Lives of Adolescent Females With Antisocial Behavior and Delinquency
Center for Studies of Violent Behavior and Traumatic Stress
Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma, 6(1), 2002
Reviews literature on the implications of antisocial behavior in girls and presents the preliminary findings of the Oregon Study of Female Delinquency.
Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice, and the Courts
North Carolina Division of Social Services & North Carolina Family and Children's Resource Program
Children's Services Practice Notes, 12(4), 2007
Discusses child welfare services for children involved in the juvenile justice system, including information on the link between child maltreatment and juvenile delinquency, the history and functions of the juvenile justice system, types of offenses of juvenile delinquents, and key juvenile justice terms.
Placement Instability and Juvenile Delinquency (PDF - 84 KB)
Children and Family Research Center (2004)
Study compared delinquency rates for all maltreated and nonmaltreated children in the city of Chicago and surrounding Cook County suburbs.
Reducing the Foster Care Bias in Juvenile Detention Decisions: The Impact of Project Confirm (PDF - 276 KB)
Vera Institute of Justice (2001)
Implemented in New York City to reduce bias against foster youth in the juvenile justice system.