Roundup: Juvenile Drug Court Grants from SAMHSA; Juvenille Justice Reform Survey; Using the Media to Support Reform; and More

juvenile-justice-reform-old-TVJuvenile Justice System News - An Important Survey, plus Webinars and One Grant Opportunity

  • Please take or pass on this quick online survey for kids who used to be in the juvenile justice system, family members of kids in the system, and people of color new to the field of juvenile justice reform. The National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN) compiled the survey to help shape its first Juvenile Justice Leadership Development Institute, which it plans to hold in July 2010. The mission of the Institute is to create a "more effective juvenile justice reform movement by developing a strong base of well prepared and well trained advocates who reflect the communities most affected by juvenile justice system practices and policies, with a particular focus on cultivating and supporting leaders of color, youth and family members." Hurry, though, the deadline to complete it is Monday, December 14th!
  • Have you had a juvenile drug court in operation for at least one year? Then you may want to apply to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to expand your substance abuse treatment capacity - up to 27 grants will be made. Applications that seek to plug gaps in service continuums will get priority. Grants are due February 23, 2010. 
  • Want to learn how to use the media to advance juvenile justice system reform? Click the link to learn more about "New Tools for a New Decade: Working with the Media to Advance Juvenile Justice Systems Change," a Coalition for Juvenile Justice conference, to be held January 29-31 in Charleston, SC.  (Hat tip to the NJJN.)
  • Everyone wants to improve their use of Medicaid funds to provide health services to youth involved with the juvenile justice system. Now, the National Academy for State Health Policy is sponsoring a call on December 15 at noon PST/3pm EST on "Promising Practices for Providing Services and Ensuring Care for Juvenile Justice-Involved Youth." Email Chris Cantrell at for call-in info. 


Updated: February 08 2018