Harm Reduction

New York City allows the nation’s 1st supervised consumption sites for illegal drugs. From NPR.org | by Brian Mann | Officials in New York City say the first government-approved supervised drug injection sites in the nation began offering services to people with addiction on Tuesday. The program, backed by Mayor Bill de Blasio, is part …

Youth mentorship organizations trying to ‘ramp back up’

From the Bend Bulletin | by Garrett Andrews | The pandemic has taken on a toll on children’s mental health, with the full impact not likely to be understood for decades. But one thing proven to help children experiencing mental health problems is the presence of a reliable, caring adult. Read Full Article

Dual System Youth

Dual System Youth

At the Intersection of Child Maltreatment and Delinquency 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. …

Central Oregon Community College to recognize and celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day

From the Bend Bulletin | Central Oregon Community College will begin recognizing the second Monday of October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day, after a unanimous vote by the college’s board of directors last week. The move comes after the college last year adopted a land acknowledgement to recognize and pay respect to the original stewards of …