Practice and Policy Lecture Series: Dual Status Youth and Their Families
The Robert F. Kennedy National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice released 2 seminal publications in December 2013 on the topic of dual status youth. The publications include the Guidebook for Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare System Coordination and Integration: Framework for Improved Outcomes, and Dual Status Youth – Technical Assistance Workbook. These publications provide practical guidance for state and local jurisdictions in their endeavor to improve the outcomes for dual status youth and families and to enhance system performance among the critical youth and family serving agency partners. They are the product of 12+ years of experience partnering with leaders and practitioners in jurisdictions across the country. The lecture will highlight the elements of the aforementioned framework and discuss both the challenges and successes to implementing positive reform on behalf of dual status youth.