Category Archives: Residential Treatment Facilities

Keeping “High-Need” Youth in the Community

The Youth Advocate Programs Policy & Advocacy Center released Safely Home by Shaena M. Fazal.  Safely Home highlights research findings and programs from around the country that are taking a community-based approach to providing rehabilitative services to youth.  The paper … Continue reading

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To See and Be Seen

While reading this horribly sad article about a child’s deterioration while in placement, it reinforced the message that each of us in the system — prosecutor, public defender, probation officer, family member, DCS employee, CASA, and judge — have a … Continue reading

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The Friday Wrap-up

The National Research Council of the National Academies recently held a public briefing on Reforming Juvenile Justice: A Developmental Approach, advocating for a system overhaul.  Here is an overview. The Indiana Youth Institute released an issue brief in May 2013 on Youth … Continue reading

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The Friday Wrap-up

Another Friday rolls around, and the inbox must be cleaned out.  Enjoy! On April 24, 2013, at 4 p.m., the U.S. Departments of Justice, Education, and Health and Human Services will present a webinar “At the Intersection of School Safety … Continue reading

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Reviewing Activities at Residential Treatment Facilities

Despite efforts to meet the least-restrictive goals of the juvenile code, there are some children who need to be removed from their home and community to get intensive treatment at a residential treatment facility or be placed at a detention … Continue reading

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