Juvenile Justice Resources
Listed below are key organizations, videos and information to help families navigate and advocate for their child(ren) in the juvenile justice system. We encourage you to explore these and also to connect with your state or local National Federation of Families affiliate if you need support, information or resources to assist you with your child, youth or young adult's educational needs.
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The Center for Parent Information and Resources is a central resource for Parent Training and Information Centers and Community Parent Resource Centers, offering information and products to assist the families of children with disabilities. We encourage you to visit juvenile justice resource page for information and resources designed for families.
Justice for Families (J4F) is a national alliance of local organizations committed to ending the youth incarceration epidemic. They are founded and run by parents and families who have experienced the juvenile justice system with their children. Visit their family resources page designed to help families and youth navigate juvenile justice systems.
Youth.Gov is a U.S. government website that helps create, maintain, and strengthen effective youth programs. The juvenile justice section of their website offers helpful information about the system itself as well as risk and protective factors, early intervention and prevention, successful re-entry planning and more.