“Building a Brighter Future for Youth with Dual Status: A Policy Roadmap Forward,” from the RFK National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice, looks at dual-status youth and policy recommendations for furthering their success. The policy recommendations come in three categories: cross-system collaboration, trauma-informed approaches, and technology and innovation improvements. They can be implemented at the federal, state and local levels.
The federal government has laid the groundwork with several policies that state and local governments can follow to help disrupt the pathways to the juvenile justice system. Examples of federal policies that state and local jurisdictions can model dual-status policies after are: the Juvenile Justice Delinquency and Prevention Act, the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, the Every Student Succeeds Act and the Family First Prevention Services Act.
Read the full report here.