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Washington State Program Offers Peer Support for Justice-Involved Families

January 2, 2013

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Developed by the University of Washington, Seattle, Juvenile Justice 101 is a Models for Change program that helps parents and guardians of justice system-involved youth understand the juvenile court process. Facilitated by caregivers of youth who have been through the juvenile justice system, the program includes a court orientation, agency presentations, one-on-one support, and community outreach.

A Guidebook for Implementing Juvenile Justice 101 provides more information about this family engagement program, a 6-month plan for implementing the program in local courts, and training materials for partners.

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Learn more about Juvenile Justice 101.

Read or download "A Guidebook for Implementing Juvenile Justice 101."

Read about other ongoing projects at the Division of Public Behavioral Health and Justice Policy at The University of Washington School of Medicine.