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. In partnership with jurisdictions and communities across the nation, we guide and inform youth justice system improvement and youth outcomes through our commitment to adolescent development science, best-practice methods and approaches, and evidence-based programs and treatment services.
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September 8-9, 2021:
Transformation of Youth Justice Symposium: Expanding Knowledge, Changing Practice, Achieving Outcomes
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September 10, 2021:
Transformation of Youth Justice Training Institutes
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New! Alternative Response Initiative Training
The RFK National Resource Center is now offering a 1 – 1.5 day training to support state and/or local efforts to establish or enhance a comprehensive set of effective alternative responses and diversionary practices. We look forward to bringing this training to your community! Click here to learn more.
New Issue Brief on Family Engagement and Involving Parents & Caretakers in Juvenile Justice Decision Making Processes
Throughout the history of the juvenile justice system, consideration has been given to how parents and caretakers should—or should not—be involved in addressing the short- and long-term needs of children in the system. Family Engagement and Juvenile Justice: The Evolution of Parens Patriae takes a reflective look at systems’ engagement with families and the shifting perception of parent and caretaker involvement—which continues to recognize that parents and caretakers play an integral role in effectively serving youth and the community. Click here to read more!
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