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Justice System Professionals

Children who come to the attention of the juvenile justice system are a challenging and underserved population. The National Child Traumatic Stress Network has developed resources to help juvenile justice professionals understand and provide trauma-focused services to these youth. These resources include tools and materials for building skills and increasing knowledge about childhood trauma to help judges, attorneys, law enforcement, probation officers, frontline residential staff, mental health personnel, and caregivers understand and respond to the needs of traumatized children. In addition to the NCTSN resources highlighted below, Justice System Professionals can learn more about creating trauma-informed Justice Systems in the Trauma-Informed Care section of this website.

Partner-In Resource

Trauma ScreenTIME

Type: Website

Provides staff in child-serving systems with best practices for trauma screening. The courses will help staff develop a plan for implementing a screening process in their setting, identify and support children suffering from traumatic stress as early as possible, and connect those in need with effective services.