Every week Reclaiming Futures rounds up the latest news on juvenile justice reform, adolescent substance use treatment, and teen mental health.
- Casey’s JDAI Releases LGBTQ Practice Standards at Annual Conference (Juvenile Justice Information Exchange)
During the annual Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative (JDAI), the Annie E. Casey released it's practice guide for working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender youth.
- ‘Somebody Asked:’ A Simple Strategy to Address Substance Use (Youth Today)
Alexa Eggleston, Senior Program Officer at the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, talks about Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for youth.
- Education Secretary urges criminal justice reform, wants $15 billion to go to teachers (The Washington Post)
Arne Duncan, Education Secretary, argued to reduce incarceration for non-violent crimes and take the cost savings to increase pay of teachers working in high stress communities.
- Rural kids more likely to pop pain pills (Telegraph-Forum)
A study conducted by Penn State researchers found that youth in rural areas are "35 percent more likely to have abused prescription pain killers" as compared to urban youth.
- Fusion Petitions White House To End Juvenile Solitary Confinement, Previews New Documentary (The HuffPost Politics)
Diverse and oftentimes conflicting groups agree - solitary confinement for youth is harmful. During a recent meeting, the group called for reducing incarceration for non-violent offenses and ending solitary confinement for youth.
- The Forgotten Chronic Disease: Mental Health Among Teens And Young Adults (Health Affairs)
The authors describe the need for services, identify the barriers to treatment, and recommend evidence-based practice and service integration for youth with behavioral health disorders.
Updated: February 08 2018