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March Updates

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Policy

The National Network for Youth in collaboration with The Coalition for Juvenile Justice has released a toolkit which explores effective relationship building between homeless service practitioners and the judicial system. Learn more here or check out the toolkit here
 
On a related note, check out this report from The Council of State Governments with recommendations for how to reduce homelessness for people returning to communities after a period of incarceration.

Also worth looking at is Educate Maine's latest policy brief that explores how the pandemic has impacted higher education in Maine and implications for the short and long-term. Read the brief here.

Research

Youth First has released a memo with results of recent national polling around youth justice issues. The polling finds that the majority of respondents favor community-based alternatives over incarceration for young people.  Learn more here.

IN THE NEWS

 

Practice

The Columbia University Center for Justice is holding their 11th annual Beyond the Bars conference and this year (like everything) it is completely virtual! We recommend this conference as a great opportunity to share and learn about work happening across the justice landscape. Learn more here.
At Place Matters we love thinking and talking about belonging, and so we wanted to share this video from the Othering and Belonging Institute that discusses belonging from a brain science perspective.
 

R E G I O N A L    C A R E    T E A M S

All three regional care teams met in February.

Region 1: Case review for a young person needing housing assistance and employment support.
Region 2: Case review generated suggestions for services to address a young person in need of housing and mental health support.
Region 3: Case review for a young person needing supports and services to fill the gap between placements.


For more information about regional care teams, click here.

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