Trauma and Juvenile Justice

THE JUSTICE POLICY INSTITUTE RELEASES BRIEF THAT EXAMINES RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CHILDHOOD TRAUMA AND JUVENILE JUSTICE INVOLVEMENT

The Justice Policy Institute has released “Healing Invisible Wounds: Why Investing in Trauma-Informed Care for Children Makes Sense.”

The brief examines the relationship between childhood trauma and involvement in the juvenile justice system. According to the brief, while research shows that up to 34 percent of children in the United States have experienced at least one traumatic event, between 75 and 93 percent of youth entering the juvenile justice system annually are estimated to have experienced some degree of trauma.

Resources:

“Healing Invisible Wounds: Why Investing in Trauma-Informed Care for Children Makes Sense” is available online at www.justicepolicy.org/images/upload/10-07_REP_HealingInvisibleWounds_JJ-PS.pdf.

For further information about the brief, see the Justice Policy Institute’s press release at www.justicepolicy.org/content-hmID=1811&smID=1581&ssmID=102.htm#press

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