Detecting and Preventing Youth Suicide and Self-Harm in Juvenile Justice System Research Program Grants

Subject: Juvenile Justice, Youth Suicide, Suicide Prevention, Self-Harm, Mental Health, Youth Welfare, Safety | Deadline: Sept. 7, 2019 . . .

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Justice for Families Program Grants

Subject: Family Support, Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, Juvenile Justice | Deadline: Dec. 20, 2017 . . .

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Marsha Levick Receives the AACAP’s 2017 Catchers in the Rye Humanitarian Award

Marsha Levick has been selected for the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry’s (AACAP) 2017 Catchers in the Rye Humanitarian Award. This is the AACAP's highest honor; recognizing those who have made sustained and substantial contributions to the mental health of children and youth through work in services, advocacy, philanthropy, research and/or education.

Queer Youth Must Get Sexual Health Care While Incarcerated

As “bathroom bills,” military transgender bans and elimination of protections for LGBTQ federal employees demonstrate, we are a long way from a society in which coming out is a realistic option for all. The truth of this likely hits youth the hardest, who still risk family rejection, bullying, even homelessness for coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer.

Raising the Bar: State Trends in Keeping Youth Out of Adult Courts

The Campaign for Youth Justice published this latest update and summary of the progress made by states in reforming their state justice policies to keep youth out of their adult criminal justice systems. The report highlights how 19 states and the District of Columbia have changed their laws in the period from 2015 to 2017, helping to quicken the trend that began in 2009 through which the number of youth in adult jails has dropped by nearly two-thirds.

The Journey Helps Youth Workers ‘Show Up Whole’

Ryan Sims was a recent college graduate when he started work two years ago at the Boys & Girls Clubs in Indianapolis . . .

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