The data seem to indicate that youth who are exposed to violence across multiple settings are likely to have few, if any, locations in which they feel safe from violence. Aggressive and violent conduct for these youth may be a manifestation of their trauma.
Understanding the extent of ETV and how violence affects these youth is necessary to target the appropriate population with the appropriate level of care.
It is now well-known that youth who come into contact with the juvenile justice system have high rates of mental health and substance abuse conditions — rates that far exceed those of the general youth population.
The publisher of the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, the Center for Sustainable Journalism, has had a long and meaningful relationship with our host institution in Georgia, Kennesaw State University.
Media coverage surrounding high-profile cases of campus sexual assault, officer-involved shootings, domestic violence and other incidents in recent months is sparking a national discussion around the experience of victims within our justice system and larger society.