This article explores evidence-based practices for supporting people in reentry from incarceration and offers concrete recommendations.
The report is an actionable roadmap for change calling for California to make an immediate and strong commitment to reduce the number of individuals with mental illness who become involved with the criminal justice system and improve outcomes for mentally ill individuals in custody and upon release from custody into the community.
The Sacramento Board of Supervisors declared May 22nd as Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Resilience Awareness and Action Day to emphasize the importance of understanding, preventing and treating childhood trauma in order to improve the health and future prosperity of our entire community. The Sacramento County Probation Department understands this and has embraced the essential elements of a trauma informed juvenile justice system. The Juvenile Operation Divisions (Youth Detention Facility, Juvenile Court, Juvenile Placement, and Juvenile Field Services) has focused efforts on becoming a trauma informed agency.
Report from Mental Health California and Kaiser Permanente highlights the impacts of trauma on system-involved youth along with key suggestions for system improvements from a youth lived-experience perspective.
This new Center for Juvenile Justice Reform publication highlights the critical need to ensure that systems fully support Black LGBTQ+ girls and nonbinary youth–a population that is at higher risk for crossover (i.e., becoming dually-involved in both the juvenile justice and child welfare systems) than their non-Black, non-LGBTQ+ peers. The white paper also provides recommendations to mitigate this disparity and improve the experiences of and outcomes for this population of young people.