Connecticut Advocates for Juvenile Justice; News Roundup

Juvenile Justice Reform

Jobs, Grants, Events and Webinars

  • Please share the Reclaiming Futures Opportunity Board with your colleagues in the juvenile justice, adolescent substance abuse and teen mental health areas. It's free to browse and post!

Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment and Mental Health

  • Addressing Teen Drug Use (Claremore Daily Progress)
    According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), nationally, around 7 percent of children between ages 12 and 17 have a diagnosable substance abuse disorder.
  • 4 Local Agencies Get Drug Prevention Funds (
    Four local agencies were among 22 statewide to receive a share of $1.5 million to help strengthen school-based alcohol and other drug prevention programming for at-risk youth.
  • Substance Abuse Treatment Much More Likely for Men: Report (
    A new government report finds twice as many adult men as women entered substance abuse treatment facilities in 2011.

Ashley Heinonen writes the Friday news roundup, opportunity board roundup, and contributes articles featuring information about juvenile justice reform to She graduated from Loyola Marymount University and is currently an assistant account executive for Prichard Communications.

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Updated: April 11 2014