Children's Voice July/August 2008

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Recommended Reading

Guidebook for Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare System Coordination and Integration: Framework for Improved Outcomes
by Janet K. Wiig, with John A. Tuell, 2004; revised, 2008
This guidebook helps state and local jurisdictions achieve greater system coordination and integration. It is built from years of CWLA collaborations, co-sponsorship of state and local symposia, technical assistance, consultation experiences, examination and use of the most credible research, and program and practice evidence.

Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Systems Integration Initiative: A Promising Progress Report
by John A. Tuell, 2008
The framework detailed in this bulletin outlines the components of a strategic planning process and study and analysis methodology that examines the dependency and delinquency population. The bulletin highlights key research, federal legislation, and state and local jurisdictional reform, efforts that have resulted in more coordinated, integrated child welfare and juvenile justice system practices and reforms.

Understanding Child Maltreatment and Juvenile Delinquency: From Research to Effective Program, Practice, and Systemic Solutions
by Janet K.Wiig and C. A.Widom, with John A. Tuell, 2003
This monograph describes the best research on the connection between child maltreatment and juvenile delinquency. Also included is a description of a wide array of promising responses for improving outcomes for dual jurisdiction youth. It will assist agency leaders, policymakers, administrators, judges, attorneys, and practitioners in the field of juvenile justice and child welfare to develop practical program, practice, and system responses to this important issue.

A Guide to Legal and Policy Analysis for Systems Integration
by Jessica Heldman, 2005
This publication details the process of examination of the legal, policy, and procedural mandates unique to each agency/organization in order to make recommendations for changes that will contribute to improved coordination of initial decision making, case management, and service delivery. It is developed through experience gained from efforts in numerous jurisdictions that have worked to improve cross-system practices and policies.

These free publications are available online.

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