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Purchasing a License Plate Can Make a Difference in the Life of a Wisconsin Child

Purchasing a License Plate Can Make a Difference in the Life of a Wisconsin Child

The Celebrate Children Foundation and the Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board have partnered w/ various counties to re-introduce the license plate campaign to raise awareness and funds for local prevention programs!!  You could make a difference in the life of a Wisconsin child. Please consider joining efforts to help our children and families in need with the purchase of a celebrate children license plate. Additional…

WJJN   ·   November 22, 2017

Looking for a Change in the New Year? BYS Is Hiring

Looking for a Change in the New Year? BYS Is Hiring

If you are interested in joining a dynamic group working to help all youth thrive in adulthood, please review the new position listing for BYS: http://wisc.jobs/public/job_view.asp?annoid=93393&jobid=92907&org=437&class=09472&index=true This position will focus on Independent Living, Housing and Employment for youth in and at risk of the child welfare  and youth justice systems. We are looking for a candidate who will collaborate with…

WJJN   ·   November 22, 2017

Bringing a Developmental Approach to Life

Bringing a Developmental Approach to Life

The RFK National Resource Center has released a relatively short and very readable document summarizing some of the key steps and benchmarks in how to build on past work and current research to implement a developmental approach in working with youth and families in the juvenile justice system.  Titled Translating the Science of Adolescent Development to Sustainable Best Practice, the…

WJJN   ·   November 2, 2017

Black Disparities in Youth Incarceration

Black Disparities in Youth Incarceration

According to recently released data collected by the Department of Justice in October 2015, Wisconsin is one of six states where African American youth are at least 10 times as likely to be held in placement as are white youth.  Nationally, Black youth were more than five times as likely to be detained or committed compared to white youth.  A…

WJJN   ·   September 22, 2017

Lots of Useful Information Included in Office of Youth Services’ Latest Newsletter

Lots of Useful Information Included in Office of Youth Services’ Latest Newsletter

Below please find the link to the Office of Youth Services latest newsletter. In it you will find important independent living, education, youth justice, prevention and diversion, housing, and NYTD updates. Make sure you click on the embedded links – there is a lot of good information in this issue. http://dcf.wisconsin.gov/files/cwportal/ys/newsletter/ys-newsletter.pdf  

WJJN   ·   September 8, 2017

Youth Panel Highly Impressive at First Presentation

Youth Panel Highly Impressive at First Presentation

The Wisconsin Youth Leadership group, currently comprised of approximately 10-15 amazing kids who have had involvement in the youth justice system, presented their stories and experiences to a group of conference attendees back in May.  They shared their perspective on strengths of the system as well as practices that would be helpful to review and possibly change.  The audience was nothing…

WJJN   ·   September 8, 2017

Dane County Detention Center Showcases Youth Talent

Dane County Detention Center Showcases Youth Talent

The Dane County Detention Center, working with the Madison Public Library, added another mural to the facility – this time on a wall in the gymnasium.  The project was completed during a 1-week residency over Spring Break,  and local artist Chris Maddox worked with teens at the Dane County Juvenile Detention Center to transform a giant wall in the gymnasium.  Check out…

WJJN   ·   May 9, 2017

New system changing the way the La Crosse County addresses juvenile crime.

New system changing the way the La Crosse County addresses juvenile crime.

La Crosse County has been leaders around the State in their collaborative work with the School District and other community partners.  Their tremendous efforts are highlighted in this article published in the La Crosse Tribune. For more information on this and other progressive Juvenile Justice programming in La Crosse County, contact Bisek.Mandy@co.la-crosse.wi.us. System of Care works to keep kids out of criminal…

WJJN   ·   April 25, 2017

Jefferson County Moving Forward with Dual Status Youth Project

Jefferson County Moving Forward with Dual Status Youth Project

Currently, 76% of the youth being served in the Jefferson County Juvenile Justice system have been identified as “Dual Status Youth,” meaning that they currently have, or have had in the past, some type of child welfare involvement in their lives.   In August 2016, Jefferson County was chosen as one of six sites in the nation to receive a technical…

WJJN   ·   April 13, 2017

Kids at Hope – Manitowoc County Changing the Culture to Support Youth

Kids at Hope – Manitowoc County Changing the Culture to Support Youth

Manitowoc County has been working with Rick Miller from Kids at Hope on an innovative concept which states and demonstrates that all children are capable of success, NO EXCEPTIONS!  The Kid’s at Hope vision is that every child is afforded the belief, guidance and encouragement that creates a sense of hope and optimism, supported by a course of action needed…

WJJN   ·   April 4, 2017