Building a Brighter Future For Youth with Dual Status: A Policy Roadmap Forward

The Children’s Partnership, in partnership with The Robert F. Kennedy National Resource Center, is excited to share with you our new roadmap, Building a Brighter Future For Youth with Dual Status: A Policy Roadmap Forward,  which outlines useful policies, practices, tools, and frameworks supporting jurisdictions improve outcomes for youth with dual status. Our new report documents findings compiled at out April 2018 national convening, Developing a Trauma-Informed Roadmap to Prevent Juvenile Justice Involvement of Child Welfare Youth: A Moral and Fiscal Imperative, that brought together federal, state, and local leaders to identify solutions and opportunities to support the healthy development of youth in our child welfare system who have had contact with or are at-risk of entering the juvenile justice system.

Our recommendations not only highlight the challenges we are facing, as evidenced by the findings but also offer valuable insights for what more can be done to improve the experiences of youth with dual status. In promoting collaboration, innovation, and a culture shift, these recommendations seek to create a more responsive and equitable approach to support the healthy development of youth with dual status. Read our report to learn more on how to support the healthy social, emotional, and physical development of youth and visit The Children’s Partnership and The Robert F. Kennedy National Resource Center for updates on our work.

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