Supporting Youth in Transition to Adulthood

The report focuses particularly on “crossover youth,” who are known to the child welfare agency and have spent time in juvenile custody as well. One interesting recommendation made at the end of the report: allow child welfare to retain jurisdiction of crossover youths, especially older ones, because that system can usually access more resources to help them.  After-care is generally not a large enough funding set-aside for JJ systems, so keeping child welfare-involved youths connected to another stream of resources could help maximize what is available within juvenile justice.

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