Which Onset Behaviors Best Predict Juvenile Delinquency; News Roundup

by David Backes

Juvenile Justice Reform

Jobs, Grants, Events and Webinars

  • Please share the Reclaiming Futures Opportunity Board with your colleagues in the juvenile justice, adolescent substance abuse and teen mental health areas. It’s free to browse and post!

Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment and Mental Health


  • ‘You Gotta Do Something!’ Video Challenge (National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth)
    The “You Gotta Do Something!” Youth Video Contest asks young people under age 21 to finish telling the story of Rob and Ashley, a fictional couple who get into a fight at a party. Youth enter the contest by watching a 14-minute video about Rob and Ashley on YouTube before creating their own video to show what happens next.
  • School Safety Takes More Than Guns, It Requires Attention to the Deep Roots of Violence (GOOD)
    Our schools and our children will not be safe until we take a holistic and comprehensive approach to ending violence by increasing mental health services and focusing on social-emotional learning models (SEL) that are proven to decrease problem behaviors and increase academic success.
  • For Baltimore Youth, Opportunity Goes Green (SparkAction)
    Corps are comprehensive youth development programs in cities and states that provide young people with job training, academic programming and leadership training through experience in service.

juvenile-justice-system_David-BackesDavid Backes writes the Friday news roundup for Reclaiming Futures and contributes articles about juvenile justice reform and adolescent substance abuse treatment to ReclaimingFutures.org. He has a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Santa Clara University. David works as an account executive for Prichard Communications.