Dual System Youth

At the Intersection of Child Maltreatment and Delinquency

Dual System Youth
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From National Institute of Justice | by Barbara Tatem Kelley and Paul A. Haskins | In a perfect world, a push of a button would connect all juvenile court judges and authorized staff to relevant local child welfare files for each young person summoned before the court. The imperfect reality is that in many American juvenile court systems, there is no button, no data linkage – no way to readily retrieve the often-instructive personal histories found in child welfare data. Read Complete Article

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