Mental Health Funding Cuts are Leaving Young People Abandoned; News Roundup

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  • The Skinny on Evidence-Based Practices (JJIE)
    Social scientist Robert Martinson famously concluded in 1974 that “nothing works” to change the behavior of people encountering the justice system. Fortunately, we’ve come a long way since then.
  • Juvenile Justice Care and Protection Bill 2014 Introduced in the Lok Sabha (India TV) 
    After years of wait, the government has finally introduced the Juvenile Justice Care and protection Bill 2014 in the Lok Sabha today. This Act will give power to the Juvenile Justice Board to decide if juveniles between the ages of 16 – 18 should be tried as adults for crimes like murder and rape.
  • House members Appointed to Juvenile Justice Task Force (West Virginia Record)
    “West Virginia has the highest rate of 16-19 year-olds who are neither in school, nor in the labor force, while 30 percent of children under the age of six are living in poverty – the odds are stacked against them,” Delegate Stephen Skinner said. “We must provide effective case management, and expose at-risk youth to instruction and reinforcement for proactive, acceptable social behaviors."

Jobs, Grants, Events and Webinars

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Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment and Mental Health

  • NKY to Get Residential Teen Drug Treatment (
    Children's Home of Northern Kentucky will receive a $1.5 million KY Kids Recovery grant from the state to start residential substance abuse-treatment services and expand its current program called Champions, which provides community-based behavioral health services for children from sixth through 12th grades.
  • More Teens Are Seeking Help For Marijuana Addiction (Business Insider)
    "CASA's report on teen addiction and marijuana calls important attention to this serious concern in the midst of softening attitudes about marijuana use across the country brought on by the misinformation campaign of the pot lobby," said Stephanie Haynes, a drug prevention and drug policy specialist and a former commissioner with the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse.

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Updated: August 15 2014