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Analysis & Observations of the Issues Impacting Juvenile Justice

Welcome to @Issue360 ! Whether you are a juvenile probation officer, children and youth administrator, social worker, a law enforcement officer, elected official, provider, legislator, student or interested party we trust that you will find this monthly post of interest. Written by treatment professionals, it will analyze and offer commentary on the issues impacting your field today.

Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn describes mindfulness as a “process of being present in the moment without judgment and with care, concern, and compassion for self and others.” Teachings related to mindfulness have been around for thousands of years and are found in many religions. There have been numerous... more
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Historically, determining appropriate placements for juveniles with sexually problematic behaviors (SPBs) has been a hot-button topic. Some may feel that a highly restrictive level of care is always appropriate for the juvenile given the nature of their offense(s), while others believe that there... more
Since the early days of working with Juveniles who sexually offend (JwSO) the focus has been on sexual crime and sexual pathologies. This approach was described in numerous publications like Pathways (Kahn, 2001), Steen and Monnette (1989), and Ryan (1999). However, a paradigm shift was... more
When addressing problematic sexual decisions with the boys we counsel, oftentimes the topic of their own early sexual experiences emerges. In these conversations, there are times when they report initiation to sexual behavior occurring at the hands of much older adolescent or adult females. Yet, in... more
In a recent sit-down, Matt explains Ravenhill's RAMP program.What does RAMP stand for? RAMP is Ravenhill’s Accountability and Mentoring Program. Accountability plays a major role in the curriculum, as it often leads to further change in the juveniles that are referred to the program.How are... more

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