States Tackle Juvenile Justice Reform; News Roundup

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  • Head Teachers' Concern Over Pupil Anxiety (BBC News)
    Amy Cook, senior researcher at The Key, says: "The impact of council budget cuts on Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services means that the job of nurturing pupils' mental health is increasingly falling to schools. It's not an issue that teachers can ignore."
  • Children's Mental Health Services 'Inadequate', Inquest Into Kendal Schoolgirl's Death Hears (The Wesmoreland Gazette)
    A Serious Untoward Incident Report was carried out into the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) after the 15-year-old was found hanged in Kendal woodland in January, 2013.
  • Coalition To Prevent Youth Substance Abuse In The Same Town As New Marijuana Store (
    "It's going to bring hundreds maybe thousands of drug users to Prosser and I don't think people think how that affects our youth just having it around and people seeing lots of people going in and out of the building," Community Coordinator Jennifer Dorsett said. "It shows our youth that it's okay or a community norm and that's exactly what we are trying to prevent."

Cecilia Bianco is an account executive for Prichard Communications. She contributes to the Reclaiming Futures blog regarding topics of juvenile justice reform and substance abuse prevention.

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Updated: June 27 2014