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June Updates

Policy

Sharing this report that looks at the juvenile justice judicial system in all fifty states and shares recommendations for policy and practice. Learn more here or read the full report here.
ICYMI, last month the National Juvenile Justice Network released 2021 Youth Policy Advances, a brief on the policy progress of the past year. Learn more here or check it out here.

Research

A new study co-authored by a UMaine professor and published in Journal of the Community Development Society (CDS) examines rural youth in Maine, finding that rural communities may have more success attracting or retaining rural youth through a focus on the outdoor assets of these places. Learn more about the study here.
Also Child Trends published this helpful article that includes a ton of data on how youth employment can boost lifetime earnings. Read it here.

IN THE NEWS

Practice

As part of Pride Month, Youth First and the Research Hub for Youth Organizing at the University of Colorado Boulder released a report examining the unique concerns facing LGBTQI young people involved in the prison abolition movement and the strengths they bring to our organizing effort. The report, “Supporting LGBTQI Youth in the Prison Abolition Movement,'' can be found here.

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

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Updates from the past month:

Region 1: Presentation by Madeline Shiley, Youth Substance Use Disorder Specialist at OCFS, on the prevalence of youth SUD in Maine, the increasing risk of overdose in the adolescent population, and efforts OCFS is taking to strengthen resources for youth.
Region 2: Did not meet in May.
Region 3:Did not meet in May.



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