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Youth criminal justice setting

Youth Criminal Justice Setting

Resources related to trauma-informed care in youth criminal justice setting can be found here.

Guides & Facts Sheets

Trauma-Focused Interventions for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System

Created by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.

Describes evidence-informed interventions for youth involved in the juvenile justice system. This fact sheet discussed interventions that address posttraumatic emotional and behavioral problems, setting the stage before providing or referring for a therapeutic intervention, intervention for traumatized adolescents, interventions for traumatized youth involved in the juvenile justice system, and additional clinical considerations when working with youth involved in the juvenile justice system. 

Ten Things Every Juvenile Court Judge Should Know About Trauma and Delinquency

Created by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

Highlights what ten things juvenile court judges should know to best meet the needs of traumatized children who come into their system. This guide breaks down each of the ten items for judges to offer information on how they are related to delinquency and the behaviors of youth involved in the juvenile justice system.

Trauma: What Child Welfare Attorneys Should Know

Created by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and the Center of Children and the Law.

Provides child welfare attorneys with knowledge about trauma, practice tips for incorporating trauma-informed practices into legal representation, and resources to assist in the representation of clients with histories of trauma. This guide aides in the representation of their clients, with the understanding that not all suggestions will be applicable or appropriate in all cases.

Website

Trauma-Informed Juvenile Justice System

Created by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network has developed resources to help juvenile justice professionals (including judges, attorneys, law enforcement, probation officers, frontline residential staff, and mental health personnel) understand and provide trauma-focused services to these youth, create trauma-informed juvenile justice systems that are effective, and ensure the safety of youth, family members, staff, and community

https://www.nctsn.org/trauma-informed-care/creating-trauma-informed-systems/justice 

Free Trainings & Webinars

Think Trauma: A Training for Working with Justice Involved Youth

Created by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.

Provides an overview for juvenile justice staff on how to work towards creating a trauma-informed juvenile justice residential setting. This training includes four modules including trauma and delinquency; trauma’s impact on development; coping strategies; and vicarious trauma, organizational stress, and self-care.

Community Violence and Trauma: Supporting Youth and Building Resilience

Created by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.

Discusses the processes leading maltreated youth to become involved in the juvenile justice system. This webinar describes the characteristics of crossover youth with a particular focus on those living in urban settings, including the highly disproportionate representation of ethnic minority youth and girls.

Book

Psychological trauma and juvenile delinquency

Created by Dr. Patricia K. Kerig.

This book focuses on uncovering the underlying developmental mechanisms that account for the association between trauma and antisocial behavior, as well as identifying the intervening processes that might encourage youth to be more positively social.