Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Juvenile Justice Resource Hub Launched

The Juvenile Justice Resource Hub, a joint initiative of the National Juvenile Justice Network, the MacArthur Foundation and the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, seeks to serve as a comprehensive source for information on current issues and trends related to juvenile justice. The website is being rolled out in phases, but will eventually include data and research on juvenile justice issues, examples of best practices and successful reforms, and tools communities can use to minimize unnecessary youth contact with the juvenile justice system and better support youth who are involved or transitioning from such systems.

The hub will include resources related to areas such as:
  • Mental health and substance abuse;
  • Evidence-based practices;
  • Juvenile indigent defense;
  • Community-based alternatives to involvement with the juvenile justice system;
  • After-care for youth transitioning back into communities after incarceration;
  • Racial-ethnic disparities in contact with the juvenile justice system.
Resources are now available for those interested in responses to promote mental health and reduce substance abuse that don't rely solely on the juvenile justice system, and users can sign up to receive updates about forthcoming resources in other content areas.

To visit the Juvenile Justice Resource Hub, please go here.

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