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New Chair of WestEd Board Brings Experience with Vulnerable Populations

New Chair of WestEd Board Brings Experience with Vulnerable Populations

Jul 28, 2017 | No Comments

WestEd’s JPRC is dedicated to conducting research and evaluation on issues …

OJJDP Releases JDTC Policy and Practice Scan Report

OJJDP Releases JDTC Policy and Practice Scan Report

Jul 28, 2017 | No Comments

To inform the creation of the guidelines, the JPRC was charged with conducting a scan of local JDTC policy and …

OJJDP Releases Guidelines for Juvenile Drug Treatment Courts

OJJDP Releases Guidelines for Juvenile Drug Treatment Courts

Jan 6, 2017 | No Comments

On December 20, 2016, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) released …

What Research Is Needed to Help Family Survivors of Homicide?

What Research Is Needed to Help Family Survivors of Homicide?

May 4, 2016 | No Comments

Homicide has a dramatic impact that extends beyond the loss of the victim. The victim’s …