Join Together was chock full of interesting news this week. First, it reported that the state of Rhode Island has launched an addiction hotline, so that "children, adolescents, and adults" can get an alcohol and drug assessment within 24 hours. This will be piloted for only 3 months, but it's a huge step forward, and I can't wait to see what's learned.
Also from Join Together:
- "Study: Researchers, Subjects Have Different Definitions of Drinking, Drunkenness"
- "Foundations Know What Nonprofits Need, But Don't Provide It: Study"
Over at Youth Today, there's a story about the abrubt and heartbreaking closure of the JEHT Foundation, which has been a small-but-mighty foundation at the forefront of juvenile justice reform.
And there's also a great post announcing the first in a series of reports from the W. Haywood Burns Institute on disproportionate minority contact (DMC). The report concisely summarizes the history of racial disparities in the juvenile justice system, our disheartening lack of progress -- and proposes some solutions.
Finally: you can now follow Reclaiming Futures on Twitter! (I'm still getting the hang of it. Let me know what you think.)
Unfamiliar with Twitter? it's a micro-blogging service; each post is limited to 140 characters. Accounts are free, but if you just want to see what sort of things I've posted, go here, and type "RFutures" in the "Search" box. You should see all of the most recent posts.
While we'll be cross-posting material from this blog, I will continue to post links on Twitter to stories and resources that don't make it to the blog, so check back there often!
Updated: February 08 2018