The National Center for Youth Opportunity and Justice (NCYOJ) aims to improve life opportunities for youth through systems and practice improvement initiatives. Since 2001, NCYOJ has translated research into policy and practice, effectuating change that produces more efficient and effective systems, generates better outcomes for vulnerable young people, and maintains safety for youth and their families, youth-serving professionals, and communities as a whole.

The NCYOJ resource library offers a variety of information and tools that may be used to help ensure the well-being of vulnerable young people. The resources range from presentations, infographics, newsletters, and publications, to podcasts, toolkits, and videos. NCYOJ’s resources are aimed to help a variety of audiences, including family advocates, juvenile courts, juvenile detention/corrections staff, juvenile probation, law enforcement, legislators, school resource officers, service providers, tribal nations, administrators/program directors, and educators. The topics covered by these resources include:

  • Adolescent mental health
  • Adolescent substance use
  • Child trauma
  • Co-occurring disorders
  • Cross-systems
  • Diversion
  • Effective interventions
  • Family engagement
  • Financing
  • Girl focuses
  • Juvenile competence
  • Schools
  • Screening

These resources can be filtered by types of products, topics covered, publication date, and intended audience. These options make finding the right resource easy. Some of the most recent resources added to this page include the NCYOJ “Eye on the Field” Newsletter and the Self-Care and Wellness research to practice brief.

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