The RFK National Resource Center is pleased to announce TWO exciting events taking place in historic Boston in Spring 2016:
April 5-6, 2016:
Dual Status Youth Symposium: Working Together for Our Children
April 7-8, 2016:
Probation System Reform Symposium: Advancing Practice, Changing Lives
Agendas are available and Registration is OPEN — Click here to learn more!
The Robert F. Kennedy National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice, led by Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps, provides consultation, technical assistance, and training to serve local, state, and national leaders, practitioners and youth-serving agencies to improve system performance and outcomes for youth involved with the juvenile justice system. The RFK National Resource Center focuses primarily on youth with prior or current involvement in both the child welfare and juvenile justice systems, known as dual status youth, the review and improvement of juvenile probation systems, and the use of a model framework to address the state and national laws and policies governing the exchange and sharing of data, information, and records for youth and families.
As part of Our Work, the RFK National Resource Center provides support and resources to communities seeking to improve outcomes for youth and families served by the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. Nationwide, communities receiving our on-site support have achieved remarkable outcomes by taking on a Dual Status Youth Reform Initiative or conducting a Probation System Review. Our site-based consultation and technical assistance is tailored to each community to guide jurisdictions through a collaborative exploration of data, practice, resource, and legal matters in order to design, implement, and sustain meaningful reforms. In addition, we support jurisdictions undertaking reform by providing numerous online publications and resources.
The RFK National Resource Center’s Newsroom features news, media, and other announcements from the field. Be sure to check back often to learn about current activities, resources, and policy updates, including this recent feature:
NEW Resource! Identifying Dual Status Youth with Trauma-Related Problems
Imagine that a clinician or agency has decided to put in place a way to identify dual status youths’ trauma-related needs. How should they go about it? That is the question addressed in Identifying Dual Status Youth with Trauma-Related Problems, the second brief in a series on trauma-related procedures for use with dual status young youth… [Read more…]
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