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PBIS Across the Juvenile Justice Continuum: Prevention to Aftercare 2012 National PBIS Leadership Forum

Improving Transition Outcomes for Youth Involved in the Juvenile Justice System: Practical Considerations
This InfoBrief describes the characteristics of and issues faced by youth involved with the juvenile justice system, including those with disabilities. It provides a framework for youth service professionals to help these youth avoid or transition out of the juvenile justice system, promotes cross-systems collaboration, and highlights promising practices currently being implemented around the country. This InfoBrief is based on “Making the Right Turn: A Guide about Improving Transition Outcomes for Youth Involved in the Juvenile Corrections System”, available at http://www.ncwd-youth.info/juvenile-justice-guide and is presented by the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth.

Juvenile Justice – A Report on the Bottom Line
This report, by the organization Texans Care for Children, can be downloaded, or you can simply view the report overview.

Juvenile Justice System – Resources for Graduated Sanctions and Incentives
Blog post by Benjamin Chambers posted to Reclaiming Futures – Communities Helping Teens Overcome Drugs, Alcohol and Crime on April 5, 2011.

The National Center on Education, Disability and Juvenile Justice
The disproportionate representation of incarcerated youth with disabilities is increasingly recognized as an urgent national problem. In 1997, an expert panel convened by several federal agencies recommended a series of actions to the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention concerning the relationship between disability and involvement in the juvenile court and correctional systems. An outcome of that work was the National Center on Education, Disability and Juvenile Justice (EDJJ), established in 1999 through a five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), and the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). EDJJ was organized as a collaborative project of the University of Maryland, Arizona State University, University of Kentucky, American Institutes for Research and PACER parent advocacy center.

Positive behavioral interventions and supports within juvenile justice settings: What it looks like and feedback from leadership teams
This is a paper authored by Jeffrey Sprague, Alicia Baus and Jeff Tedder.

Positive Behavior Support Youth At-Risk and Involved in Juvenile Corrections
A range of secure care facilities is available for youth who have been arrested or adjudicated, and who are being diverted from juvenile correctional programs or placed in them. These include residential treatment, short-term detention, and incarceration in a juvenile correctional facility. In a growing number of these programs, positive behavior support is being tried as an alternative to traditional disciplinary practices in, with the same beneficial effects that have been observed in public schools. Teaching youth what behaviors are expected and acknowledging them for displaying these is proving to be an effective alternative to traditional approaches to discipline in these facilities. Still, secure care facilities aren’t public schools, and implementation efforts require adaptation to the features of detention and correctional settings. This site offers implementation features and case examples.

PBIS Newsletter – Positive Behavior Support in the Juvenile Justice System
In this newsletter, we describe the unique characteristics of juvenile detention and correctional settings, how SWPBS is adapted to these, and provide examples and resources.

PBIS Video – PBIS for Youth Involved in Juvenile Corrections
In this video, Dr. C. Michael Nelson and Dr. Carl J. Liaupsin talk about implementing Positive Behavior Support in alternative settings, including juvenile correction facilities.

Texas Juvenile Justice Department Legislative Report: Effectiveness of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
Effectiveness of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports: A Report to the Texas Legislature

Special issue of Behavioral Disorders: Juvenile Justice Issues (Volume 36, Number 1)
The journal, Behavioral Disorders, is presented by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders (CCBD). The articles in this special issue are available for download by CCBD members only.

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