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NIJ Journal Article Discusses Needs of Dual System Youth

The National Institute of Justice has published a new article in the NIJ Journal discussing the challenges faced when addressing the needs of youth involved in both child welfare and juvenile justice systems.

The article recommends conducting timely and systematic identification of dual system youth, improving collaboration across child welfare and juvenile justice systems, and assessing services provided. 

The article also describes the OJJDP Dual System Youth Design Study, highlighting best practices for jurisdictions to prevent maltreatment and delinquency among dual system youth. 


  • View and download the OJJDP Dual System Youth Design Study.
  • Read the OJJDP literature review "Intersection of Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare Systems." 
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Date Published: August 27, 2021