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In this video, ED’s Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Catherine Lhamon, and DOJ’s Assistant Attorney General, Kristen Clarke, address race-based discrimination in schools and discuss the way the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice are working with states and districts to address it. Learn more.   ...
This fact sheet (PDF, 4 pages) provides data and information on the National AMBER Alert Network, its various initiatives, and training programs. The report documents some of the major expansions and achievements of the National AMBER Alert Network, including communication channels for alerts, a newsletter for child protection professionals, and ...
This resource (PDF, 10 pages) highlights example practices, concerns, and methods for social media monitoring in a school setting. The main topics discussed are:  Reasons for considering social media monitoring  What social media monitoring programs do  Evidence base for social media monitoring   Considerations for schools thinking about monitoring social media   Ethical framework for introducing social ...
This episode is part of the Justice Today podcast. In this episode, experts discuss the existing research on human trafficking. They explore how the expanding pool of research is helping victims and developing tools and information to help better understand, prevent, and respond to trafficking. Learn more.   ...
This document (PDF, 16 pages) features the work of an Arizona Child Abduction Response Team that exemplifies the value of a well-structured, well-sustained Child Abduction Response Team. The front lines story details the power of an 'SOS' social media post in alerting law enforcement to two abducted Texas teens. It ...
This literature review examines the prevalence and consequences of children exposed to violence (CEV). It describes definitional challenges for researchers and program providers; reviews risk and protective factors related to CEV; summarizes approaches to preventing, reducing, and addressing the consequences of CEV; and provides outcome evidence related to interventions that ...
This literature review focuses on substance use disorder (SUD) among youth under 18 and on the utilization of substance use treatment programs. The review describes the scope of substance use among youth, the theoretical base of substance use treatment programs, risk factors that can lead to SUDs, and protective factors ...
This guide (PDF, 636 pages) assists Tribal governments with creating, re-evaluating, and strengthening their juvenile codes. This resource was written and updated with the belief that Tribal governments are increasingly reassuming responsibility for their youth and are determined to ensure Native youth benefit from responsible guidance. It was developed to ...
This infographic (PDF, 2 pages) provides tips, resources, and guidance to help schools prevent the spread of infectious diseases. Examples of actions schools can take include hand hygiene, cleaning and disinfecting, and ventilation. Additional resources are provided. Learn more (PDF, 2 pages).  ...
This report (PDF, 226 pages) consists of the most requested information on youth and the juvenile justice system in the United States. The report provides a comprehensive view of youth victims and offending by youth, and what happens to youth when they enter the juvenile justice system in the U.S. ...
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