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Advocates now have new standards for representing juvenile status offenders. This overview reviews the standards and how to implement them.
The National Juvenile Defense Standards, released February 2013, underscore the critical role of high-quality counsel for youth in delinquency proceedings.
Handling youth in the juvenile justice system often requires a trauma-informed approach that recognizes that childhood trauma may be at the heart of the child's offense.
Many youth in American juvenile detention centers have unmet mental health needs. Juvenile mental health courts link young people with appropriate mental health services and help return them to their communities. Learn how.
Research on adolescent development and antisocial behavior helps explain status offense behavior. This article translates the research and offers practice tips for advocating for clients in status offense cases.
Youth with learning disabilities present challenges to juvenile courts. Explore these challenges and how to address them by understanding laws and proven strategies.
Knowing which youth violence prevention programs work can be a challenge. Experts pick the best programs that meet rigorous scientific standards.
As a lawyer representing youth in in the juvenile justice system, be sure you know about community-based programs that can help get the best services possible.
In this interview, Shay Bilchik reveals how incorporating positive youth development strategies can divert youth from the juvenile justice system.
Recent scientific discoveries on teen brain development are helping us to better understand and respond to the sometimes unpredictable, frequently frustrating, and totally amazing teen years.