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50-State Study: Supporting and Strengthening the Structure of Juvenile Courts

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Supporting and Strengthening the Structure of Juvenile Courts

 Presented by Stephanie Shaw, Jacob Agus-Kleinman, Melissa Sickmund, and Hunter Hurst

Wednesday August 17th , 2022

12:30 p.m PDT | 1:30 p.m. MDT | 2:30 p.m. CDT | 3:30 p.m. EDT

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As we wrap up our series on justice-impacted youth, hear recommendations for strengthening juvenile courts from a recently released report. Stephanie Shaw and Jacob Agus-Kleinman from the Council of State Governments, along with Melissa Sickmund and Hunter Hurst from the National Center for Juvenile Justice, share what they learned in their 50-state study.

50-State Study

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Living through a pandemic has significantly impacted young people, their families, and the social structures that support them. Many of the individual and environmental protective factors that reduce the likelihood of juvenile court involvement—including school connectedness and pro-social supports—have been compromised during and because of the pandemic. The long-term impacts for adolescents, as well as our youngest children, are yet to be seen.

The field of juvenile justice practice and policy has made great strides in recent years to implement strategies to divert low-risk juveniles and to effectively identify and address the criminogenic needs of young people and reduce recidivism. Courts need to prepare to effectively serve young people who have experienced school disconnectedness, social isolation, and exacerbated mental health needs. NCSC’s six-part webinar series focuses on how juvenile court stakeholders can best support young people in the post-pandemic era across the justice system.


  • Teri Deal | Principal Court Management Consultant, NCSC


  • Stephanie Shaw | Council of State Governments
  • Jacob Agus-Kleinman | Council of State Governments
  • Melissa Sickmund | National Center for Juvenile Justice
  • Hunter Hurst | National Center for Juvenile Justice

For more information, contact Rachel Buck.