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NIJ Examines Treatment of Youth Involved in Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Systems
WASHINGTON — The Office of Justice Programs’ National Institute of Justice today published an article in the NIJ Journal that discusses challenges faced by child welfare and juvenile justice systems when serving youth engaged with both systems. Dual system youth are juveniles who have been both victims of maltreatment and have committed delinquent acts.
The article outlines the ways policymakers have understood and responded to dual system youth. It details the findings of the recent Dual System Youth Design Study, and lists areas for reform put forward by the study’s authors.
TITLE: Dual System Youth: At the Intersection of Child Maltreatment and Delinquency
AUTHOR: National Institute of Justice
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