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Juvenile Justice Reform

  • White Paper: Need to Reform Mental Health Treatment for Incarcerated Youth (JJIE.org)
    National mental health organizations and experts are calling for reforming mental health services for incarcerated youth after recent reports revealed startlingly high numbers of mental health disorder in the population.
  • Documentary Confronts Bias In Conn. Juvenile Justice System (CTLawTribune.com)
    By most accounts, Connecticut has made tremendous progress in reforming its juvenile justice system. But there's one serious problem remaining: racial disparities in the youths who are sent to juvenile lockups. That's the thrust of a recent Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network documentary, a production sponsored by the Connecticut Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee and paid for with federal funds.
  • SCREENING: JUST US Shines Light on the Epidemic of Generational Imprisonment (Just Us)
    JUST US, a documentary from filmmaker Nyjia Jones, carefully examines one of the biggest problems plaguing the justice system — the epidemic of generational imprisonment.

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Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment and Mental Health

juvenile-justice-system_David-BackesDavid Backes writes the Friday news roundup for Reclaiming Futures and contributes articles about juvenile justice reform and adolescent substance abuse treatment to ReclaimingFutures.org. He has a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Santa Clara University. David works as an account executive for Prichard Communications.

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Updated: February 14 2014