Category: child welfare

[Register for Webinar] Best Practices in Family Treatment Drug Courts

Hosted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s GAINS Center Family Treatment Drug Courts (FTDCs) take an integrated approach to work with people who have mental illnesses and substance addictions and involvement with the child welfare system. In this webinar three FTDCs will share strategies to achieve improved outcomes through specialized courtroom design, programming to support family engagement, relationships with partner agencies, and data collection to inform …

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More Than Four out of Five Kids Supervised by LA County Probation Had Contact with the Child Welfare System

WitnessLA By Taylor Walker The population of youth in Los Angeles County’s probation camps who have had contact with the child welfare system is larger than originally estimated, according to a study by the University of Southern California’s Children’s Data Network. Researchers connected the records of 387 youth who exited LA County Probation camps in 2015 …

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Improving Access to Career Pathways for Philadelphia’s Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice System Involved Youth

This report from the Juvenile Law Center takes a focused look at the barriers to career pathways that system-involved youth encounter. Based on an in-depth needs assessment of the Philadelphia community, the report offers five strategies to improve access to career-focused programs and early work experiences for youth in the child welfare or juvenile justice system, …

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Apply Now: Supporting the Well-Being of System-Involved LGBTQ Youth Certificate Program

The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University is now accepting applications for the Supporting the Well-Being of System-Involved LGBTQ Youth Certificate Program, which is designed to help juvenile justice, child welfare, and other system partners target and improve outcomes for at-risk LGBTQ youth. The program will focus on the particular challenges faced by LGBTQ youth in child-serving systems (including juvenile …

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