1. Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Guidelines

    The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has released “Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Guidelines.” Juvenile drug treatment courts are designed for youth with substance use disorders who come into contact with the juvenile justice system. These courts offer a way to respond to the needs of substance using...
  2. Language Diversity and English Proficiency in the United States

    While a record 64.7 million people ages 5 and older in the United States spoke a language other than English at home in 2015, a growing share of them are also fully proficient in English. Sixty percent of those speaking a foreign language at home were fully proficient in English...
  3. The Report of the 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey

    The largest-ever survey of transgender Americans paints a grim picture of pervasive discrimination and harassment, to the point that many of them attempt suicide at some point. Released on Thursday by the National Center for Transgender Equality, the survey assesses input received in 2015 from 27,715 respondents from all 50...
  4. Immigration Policies and Mental Health Morbidity among Latinos: A State-Level Analysis

    Mental-health issues such as anxiety and depression can have many causes. Newly published research identifies one that we don’t usually think about: government policy. According to a new study, American Latinos living in states with more exclusionary immigration policies report higher rates of psychological distress than their counterparts in states...