By Benjamin Chambers, March 04 2011
- Justice for an Awful Judge
Columnist Leonard Pitts, Jr. writes eloquently about the irony that one of the judges in the "kids-for-cash" scandal got what the youth who passed through his juvenile court did not get: due process.
- Positive Youth Development: Training Youth to be EMTs
A unique program in Alameda County, CA, trains young men in the juvenile justice system to become EMTs - could a program like that work in your community? (H/t Jennie Day-Burget.)
- Systems of Care That Serve Youth in the Juvenile Justice System - Funding and Sustainability
This report came out in September 2010 and a lot of things have changed since then, but its strategic approach is timeless. (Hat tip to Mark Fulop.)
- Better Grant Writing - Learn to Think Like a Funder
The title says it all. (Hat tip to sparkaction.)
- Call for Comments: Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Standards
Federal data show that many youth in juvenile justice facilities suffer sexual abuse and assault. These standards are intended to help address the problem - submit your comments until April 4, 2011. (H/t to JUVJUST.)
- Call for Comments: Should Medicare Cover Screening and Brief Treatment in Primary Care?
Primary care physicians have a great opportunity to triage and intervene with patients struggling with alcohol and drug use (go here for an introduction to the SBIRT approach from the ATTC Network). Now's your chance to submit comments to the federal government on whether you think Medicare should cover it. Deadline is March 20, 2011. (I wrote the summary that I link to here.)
- SAMHSA: 709,000 Teens Aged 12-14 Drink Alcohol - Nearly 40% Get it From Parents, Guardians, or Relatives
A new federal study estimates that large numbers of youth 12-14 drink, and a large proportion are given the alcohol by adults. (Hat tip to Geoff's PhoenixHouseOC Digest.)
- Video Contest to Promote Substance Abuse Prevention and Mental Health
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is seeking 15- and 30-second video public service announcements for a contest to "prevent alcohol and drug abuse and promote emotional well-being." Contestants must be at least 18 years old. (Again, I wrote the summary that I link to here.)
- Your Guide to Heath Care Reform, Part 2
The Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network newsletter continues its quick, understandable guide to health care reform with part two of a three-part series. (Find part 1 here.)
- Nominations Sought for Juvenile Justice Awards
Know anyone doing outstanding work in juvenile justice? The Coalition for Juvenile Justice is seeking nominations for the A. L. Carlisle Child Advocacy Award, the Spirit of Youth Award, and the Tony Gobar Outstanding Juvenile Justice Specialist Award. Submit your nominations between now and March 17, 2011.
Updated: February 08 2018