New Report Highlights the Urgent Need to Address Multisystem Youth More Effectively, Particularly with Regard to Youth of Color

October 21, 2011

NCJFCJ’s research division, the National Center for Juvenile Justice (NCJJ), has recently published a groundbreaking study on the prevalence of child welfare involvement among delinquent youth in the newly released Doorways to Delinquency: Multisystem Involvement of Delinquent Youth in King County (Seattle, WA).  The study, by Gregg Halemba and Gene Siegel, concerns multi-system involvement of youth referred to courts for delinquency.  Research findings indicate about two-thirds of youth referred on a delinquency matter in King County (Seattle) Washington in 2006 (>4,000 youth) have had some form of child welfare involvement and that such involvement is correlated with poorer juvenile justice outcomes, particularly for youth of color and females.

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