What juvenile courts need to know to support kids in the post-pandemic era
Living through a pandemic has significantly impacted young people, their families and the social structures that support them. Many of the individual and environmental protective factors that reduce the likelihood of juvenile court involvement – including school connectedness and pro-social supports – have been compromised during and because of the pandemic. The long-term impacts for adolescents, as well as our youngest children, are yet to be seen. The field of juvenile justice practice and policy has made great strides in recent years to implement strategies that work to divert low-risk juveniles, effectively identify and address the criminogenic needs of young people and reduce recidivism. Courts need to prepare now to effectively serve young people who have experienced school disconnectedness, social isolation and exacerbated mental health needs. Please join NCSC in a six-part webinar series focused on how juvenile court stakeholders can best support young people in the post-pandemic era across the justice system.
Effective probation and case management for youth looks a lot different than it used to. In this session, John Tuell, the Executive Director for the Robert F. Kennedy National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice, provides an overview of best practices in juvenile probation. Kari Rumbaugh, Assistant Deputy Administrator for Juvenile Services, Administrative Office of the Courts and Probation, describes how Nebraska has been improving their response to youth.
Moderator: Teri Deal, NCSC principal court management consultant
Contact: Rachel Buck, NCSC court management consultant