1. Let Her Learn: Stopping School Pushout for Girls in Foster Care

    Girls across the country are being pushed out of schools as a result of discriminatory disciplinary policies and the continued failure of schools to identify and adequately address trauma. This is increasingly alarming for girls of color involved in the child welfare system as they are likely to experience frequent...
  2. LGBQ/GNCT Girls and Boys in the California Juvenile Justice System: A Practice Guide

    This guide is designed to help California probation officials protect the safety and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, questioning, and/or gender nonconforming and transgender (LGBQ/GNCT) youth in their care and custody. The guide recommends policies and procedures to prohibit discrimination, prevent harm, and promote fair and equitable treatment of LGBQ/GNCT...
  3. Engage, Involve, Empower: Family Engagement in Juvenile Drug Treatment Courts

    This technical assistance brief, which is based on the results of a nationwide survey of juvenile drug treatment courts, juvenile mental health courts, and hybrid juvenile treatment courts, provides recommendations for successful family engagement within a juvenile drug treatment court program. The brief also includes a self-assessment tool to assess...
  4. 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...
  5. Supporting LGBTQ Youth in Child Welfare through Cross-System Collaboration

    The Center for the Study of Social Policy’s (CSSP) newest policy report highlights the need to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth in child welfare by building cross-system collaborations. Youth who identify as LGBTQ or gender-nonconforming are over-represented in child welfare, and they experience higher instances of...
  6. Supporting Youth in Foster Care in Making Healthy Choices: A Guide for Caregivers and Caseworkers on Trauma, Treatment

    This guide is intended to help caseworkers, foster parents, or other caring adults learn about trauma experienced by youth in foster care and treatment options, including approaches other than psychotropic medication. The guide presents strategies for seeking help for youth, identifying appropriate treatment, and supporting youth in making decisions about...