New Guide for Community Collaboration (and More) -- News Roundup

  • Promising Practice: Helping Young People into Employment
    LA Fitness founder Fred Turok spearheaded "Transforming a Generation," a program that provides on the job training and has helped 1,400 young people into jobs or higher education.
  • Two OJJDP Grants Cut for Lack of Funding
    The Comprehensive Anti-Gang Strategies and Programs and Evaluation of the Second Chance Act Juvenile Mentoring Initiatives were worth $750,000. Both grants were not awarded due to spending cuts in 2011. (Hat tip to Youth Today)
  • NIATx Training: Billing Third-Party Payers
    This learning collaborative will focus on giving behavioral healthcare providers, including adolescent substance abuse treatment providers, the skills they need to bill third-party payers for their services. Application deadline has been extended to September 23.
  • New Guide for Community Collaboration
    The National Collaboration for Youth has created "Invitation to the Big Picture: Implementing a Local Collaboration for Youth in Your Community," a guide to identifying or forming an association of local child- and youth-serving agencies. Please use and share this guide with your national and local networks. (Hat tip FYI)
  • Book Excerpt: Working with Traumatized Children, A Handbook for Healing.
    "Adults who've experienced and survived trauma well enough to advocate for children are, for the most part, resilient. Yet, advocating for youngsters as an adult survivor of childhood trauma carries its own set of challenges." This book helps support the process. (Hat tip to Paul Savery)
  • Register: Offender Reentry in Indian Country & Native Communities Webinar
    This webinar will provide an overview of sex offender issues in tribal reentry by focusing on the “Comprehensive Approaches to Sex Offender Management” curriculum and Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act is being implemented in Indian Country.

    When: Tuesday, September 20, 2011
    Time: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. ET
    Cost: Free

  • CJJJ Northeast Region Conference: Changing the Face of Juvenile Justice
     Follow the link to register by September 9, 2011. Topics will include the mental health needs of youth in the juvenile justice system, alternatives to secure juvenile detention, eliminating racial and ethnic disparities, and more.
    When: September 30-October 1, 2011
    Where: Radisson Hotel Manchester Downtown, New Hampshire
    Hosted by: New Hampshire State Advisory Group
    Cost: Free of Charge


juvenile-justice-system_Lori-HowellLori Howell is a Senior Associate at Prichard Communications. She is a seasoned public affairs practitioner with a background in public policy, fundraising, and education. Lori helps clients with online editorial services, media relations, and publications. Before joining Prichard Communications, she served as chief of staff for Greg Macpherson, a former Oregon state legislator, an account executive for the Northwest Evaluation Association, a nonprofit educational testing consortium, and once taught English in Choshi, Japan.

Updated: February 08 2018