This resource points to diversion—the practice of holding youth accountable without invoking legal sanctions—as one potential path to addressing these stark racial disparities.
This infographic from the Annie E. Casey Foundation is based on federal data and presents positive and negative trends in youth incarceration between 1995 and 2019. It also offers recommendations for more effective responses than incarceration when young people break the law.
This issue brief covers the positive impact of CCR on California’s foster care system, discusses recent efforts to support youth with complex needs, and offers a look at ongoing work to improve outcomes for California foster youth.
This hour-long webinar, developed by the National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare, suggests strategies for encouraging family care plans. Such plans can prevent child welfare involvement—and family separation—for infants and their parents/caregivers who are identified as affected by prenatal substance exposure.
The purpose of this brief is to acquaint court leaders with the opportunities to influence change in their courts and communities during these difficult times and to implement practices that will result in better outcomes for those with serious mental illnesses.