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UW professors join steering committee to tackle racial disparity in juvenile justice

The Daily August 26, 2015

Two UW faculty members, Dr. Eric Trupin, director and vice chair of the psychiatry and behavioral science department, and Dr. Heather Clark, an anthropology professor, will join 30 others to help implement potential solutions to this disparity.

Can science save abused, neglected kids – and money, too? June 30, 2015

The combined costs of foster care and juvenile incarceration are rising, and low graduation rates are leaving too many youngsters unemployable. To contain expenditures for these downstream consequences, many public and private funders are asking agencies and organizations that serve at-risk kids to improve upstream strategies.

Launching a Child Welfare Training for Mental Health Professionals

June 24, 2015

The Creating Connections team piloted a training for mental health professionals in June, 2015 at the Washington Behavioral Healthcare Conference titled “Things I Wish My Therapist Knew About Foster Care: A Child Welfare Training for Mental Health Therapists.” Presenters included Barb Putnam, Children’s...

Legislature close to allowing more sealing of juvenile records April 14, 2015

The Washington House passed a bill 95-2 Monday that would require a court to seal the record of a juvenile offender if the youth makes restitution of at least 80 percent.