Helps programs who work with justice-involved youth better understand the steps to take to recognize and respond to the trauma-related needs of youth, family members, and staff working in the justice system.
The following resources on Justice were developed by the NCTSN.
Provides judges with useful questions and guidelines to help make decisions based on the emerging scientific findings in the traumatic stress field. These bench cards assist judges and court-appointed professionals doing mental health assessment of children.
Provides an overview for juvenile justice staff on how to work towards creating a trauma-informed juvenile justice residential setting.
Provides a juvenile justice system with a framework to examine, review, and rate day-to-day operations with a set of benchmarks to evaluate to what extent court operations reflect the content, process, and systems-level procedures reflected in each essential element.
Provides juvenile defense attorneys with knowledge about trauma, the definition of trauma-informed legal advocacy, the impact of trauma exposure on child development, and effects of trauma on the attorney-client relationship.
Details the results of a nationwide survey of probation officers. This survey looks at what probation officers know about trauma, how best to collaborate with them, and what products they would like to meet their needs with respect to trauma-informed practices.
Provides child welfare attorneys with knowledge about trauma, practice tips for incorporating trauma-informed practices into legal representation, and resources to assist in the representation of clients with histories of trauma.
Delineates the path from complex trauma exposure to involvement in the juvenile justice system.
Answers the question what is a trauma-informed child and family service system. This fact sheet details the components of a trauma-informed child and family service system.
Provides information on the importance of follow-up after testifying. This fact sheet, a part of the Testifying in Court about Trauma series, focuses on follow-through for clinicians, clients, and their caregivers after the court process.
Discusses the correlation between victimization and juvenile offending.
Explores both the historical and current causes for disproportionality.