Category Archives: Crossover Youth

Hopes for the New Year 2015

As the new year begins, here are the hopes for 2015: That anti-shackling legislation continues to spread around the country, including here in Indiana, which would allow detained children to appear without shackles during court hearings unless the judge has … Continue reading

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Cross Systems Youth Task Force Evaluating Practice Model

When the Cross Systems Youth Task Force of the Commission on Proving the Status of Children met on April 24, 2014, representatives from the Casey Family Programs (CFP) met to discuss the crossover youth practice model advocated by CFP.  The practice … Continue reading

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Resources from the Annual Models for Change Conference

There are a wealth of resources for juvenile justice professionals available through the 8th Annual Models for Change National Working Conference app in the Resource section, all of which is available here.    Each topic includes links to a number … Continue reading

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DCS Oversight Committee May 2014 Meeting

The DCS Oversight Committee did meet in May after a hiatus since October 2013, and since being named a task force under the umbrella of the Commission on Improving the Status of Children.  The meeting minute are here. Of note … Continue reading

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Juvenile Offenders are Often Juvenile Victims Too — Rethinking Juvenile Justice

The National Juvenile Justice Network has published A House Divided No More: Common Cause for Juvenile Justice Advocates, Victim Advocates, and Communities, which details research that many juvenile offenders are also victims of crime.  The paper calls for a broader … Continue reading

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Indiana Children’s Bureau, Inc. Older Youth Services

The Indiana Children’s Bureau, Inc. operates an Older Youth Services for children who would normally be aging out of the juvenile justice or Department of Child Services systems.  These children can receive services and monies to gain assistance with independent living … Continue reading

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Models for Change Center on Crossover/Duel Status Youth

As the new Commission on Improving the Status of Children task force on crossover youth begins, there is much work that has been done on the national stage that can be a reference.  (See this prior post).  Models for Change has … Continue reading

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