The purpose of this study was to provide a comparative economic analysis of both restorative and traditional criminal justice methods through the use of a cost effectiveness analysis. By calculating costs and evaluating the effectiveness of these interventions, this study looks to gather the economic data necessary to inform and assist in the reevaluation of broader criminal justice policy decisions. Read the full summary
Written by leading public health and criminal justice researchers, “Changing Course” provides principles to help practitioners and policymakers make decisions based on the best available evidence to prevent kids from joining a gang.
The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) is hosting its Annual Convention and Marketplace in Tulsa, OK October 13-17, 2013. In conjunction with the Annual Convention, the NCAI Youth Commission is hosting series of trainings and presentations to motivate youth leaders, to practice public speaking and presentation skill
New Directions in Child Abuse and Neglect Research recommends an actionable framework to guide and support future child abuse and neglect research. This report calls for a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to child abuse and neglect research that examines factors related to both children and adults across physical, mental, and behavioral health domains--including those in child welfare, economic support, criminal justice, education, and health care systems--and assesses the needs of a variety of subpopulations.
The grants will be to partner with Native communities to strengthen existing youth-focused physical activity and/or healthy nutrition programs and build capacity for program evaluation.
The grant opportunity comes under NB3F's "Native Strong: Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures" national program that addresses childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes in Native communities.
up to $40,000
Organizations eligible to apply include U.S. based Native American-controlled nonprofits 501(c)(3), tribal governments or programs, or Native American community-based groups with a 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor.
The Indian Health Service’s Division of Behavioral Health
Tribal justice systems can be powerful partners in Behavioral Health treatment and prevention efforts. These partnerships can be seen in Healing to Wellness Courts and in justice systems that utilize the services of Victim Advocates. The process of partnering requires a holistic approach to the person as well as participation by a diverse range of actors in the community including judges, attorneys, law enforcement, treatment providers, educators/vocational trainers, and community outreach and prevention specialists.
Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) recently aired a special titled "Fixing Juvie Justice" that examines alternatives to the U.S. juvenile justice system, which over-relies on incarceration. The show explores restorative justice approaches originating in Maori communities that have been successfully implemented in New Zealand and follows one organization's attempt to implement those principles in communities in Baltimore.
This training is intended for adults who work with Native youth. Participants who complete the training will be certified trainers in the Native Wellness Institute's newly completed 10 lesson "Native Youth Leadership" curriculum.
Native youth are dynamic, resilient and strong! Due to everyday ups and downs, sometimes our spirits get tarnished. This year's Native Youth Leadership Academy will strengthen your spirit through laughter, leadership development, healthy risk taking and cultural pride! The Academy will kick off with a medicine tie ceremony, followed by getting to know you activities as well as information sharing. The highlight will include a "Native Youth Leadership and Wellness Extravaganza" production which will be produced and performed by the youth!