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A Shifting America: Latinos and a Health Equity-Centered Approach to Juvenile Justice

Residents of East Salinas are looking to indigenous practices to change their county’s approach to juvenile justice. 

New Lenses for Positive Change

CJCJ's Katrina Han discusses the need for thoughtful and deliberate juvenile justice intervention strategies.

A day in the life of Patsy Jackson a NoVA Case Manager

Patsy Jackson has been a case manager with NoVA for two years. Patsy helps her clients succeed by minimizing barriers to reentry and facilitating reintegration in their families and communities.

Pre-booking Diversion To Help Address Health Needs

How do you divert justice-involved individuals into specialized programs that address the root causes of their criminal activity?

Recognizing the symptoms of trauma in justice-involved youth

Justice-involved youth have complex histories that not only contributed to their delinquency but present challenges for rehabilitation. These compound factors exacerbate a lack of self-confidence, learning difficulties, physical disabilities, and mental health issues. 

California judge finds boy guilty of murdering neo-Nazi father
California judge finds boy guilty of murdering neo-Nazi father KPCC Radio, January 14, 2013
The importance of trauma informed care in juvenile justice [video blog]
CJCJ's Christa Collins discusses what trauma informed care is, and why it is so effective in serving justice-involved youth.   ~ Christa Collins CJCJ Communications and Policy
Meaningful mental health outcomes for youth
In the last sixteen years, California's counties have assumed an increased responsibility for the state's justice involved youth.  The Governor and independent policy organizations such as the Legislative Analyst's Office have argued that the state's counties are better equipped than the state's youth correctional system to serve high needs youth.  This vulnerable population is often exposed to childhood trauma and violence resulting in an increased need for mental health services which can be…
Bold and innovative leadership from Alameda County
Alameda County's Chief Probation Officer David Muhammad demonstrates innovative and determined leadership through his new approach to serving juvenile justice involved youth.  He employs a youth development framework that views youthful offenders not simply as a "bundle of needs and problems", but rather as individuals with real resiliency and strengths that can be incorporated into their plan for rehabilitation and reentry.  In his recent keynote address at the California Wellness…

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