Preventing Suicide: Working With Youth Who Are Justice Involved gives a foundational summary for preventing suicide for professionals working with youth involved with the juvenile justice system. The summary provides an introduction to the wealth of resources available from the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention’s Youth in Contact With the Juvenile Justice System Task Force.
This publication provides the background of and an overview of the work of the Youth in Contact With the Juvenile Justice System Task Force, and includes several resources created through that task force, including:
- A Fact Sheet Series on Juvenile Suicide—Juvenile Court Judges and Staff
- A Fact Sheet Series on Juvenile Suicide—Juvenile Detention and Secure Care Staff
- A Fact Sheet Series on Juvenile Suicide—Juvenile Probation Staff
- Suicidal Ideation and Behavior Among Youth in the Juvenile Justice System: A Review of the Literature
- Screening and Assessment for Suicide Prevention: Tools and Procedures for Risk Identification Among Juvenile Justice Youth
- Guide to Developing and Revising Suicide Prevention Protocols for Youth in Contact with the Juvenile Justice System
- Preventing Juvenile Suicide Through Improved Collaboration: Strategies for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Agencies—Summary of Recommendations
- Preventing Juvenile Suicide Through Improved Collaboration: Strategies for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Agencies
The National Center for Youth Opportunity and Justice (NCYOJ) originally developed and maintained this resource. The NCYOJ was operated by Policy Research, Inc. and operated from 2001 to 2022 and was formerly known as the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice. The NCYOJ improved life opportunities for youth through systems and practice improvement initiatives.
This resource should be viewed as a reference document. It has not been updated since its publication. In addition, this document has not been made 508 compliant. If you would like a 508 compliant version of this document, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This resource was first shared in 2013.