New Paper on Dual System Youth!

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“At the Intersection of Child Welfare and Juvenile Legal System Involvement: Research Strategies for Policy and Practice Change” is the result of a unique collaboration among researchers, funders, practitioners, advocates, and individuals with lived expertise in systems that took place in November 2023 at an in-person convening in Philadelphia at Drexel University. The convening was hosted by the Juvenile Justice Research and Reform Lab at Drexel and Evident Change, supported by the William T. Grant Foundation and the Jessie Ball duPont Fund.

The convening’s goal was to create a research agenda to drive progress in addressing the needs and challenges experienced by young people who become involved in both the child welfare and the juvenile legal system.

The convening, in which the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform was proud to participate, was designed to center the expertise and input of people with lived experience in systems, and sought to place the perspectives of researchers, practitioners, advocates, and funders around that expertise to form a flexible and mutual collaboration. Individuals from all of these groups worked together to surface themes around challenges in the field, potential solutions, recommendations for future research, and resources that will be required to make and sustain progress.

Please check out the paper, authored by our friends at Drexel University and Evident Change! Learn more here.

The Crossover Youth Practice Model (CYPM)

If you’d like to learn more about our own dual system and multi systems work, watch the video below, or check out our CYPM page!