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Legislature close to allowing more sealing of juvenile records

Crosscut.com 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. 

Podcast: Talking neglect with at-risk experts Eric and Casey Trupin

Crosscut April 7, 2015

Kids, jails a bad combination; society can do better

The Seattle Times April 2, 2015

A King County plan to reduce reliance on jailing kids should focus everyone’s attention on helping all children thrive.

MST-FIT Training March 16-19, 2015

March 18, 2015

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis (CBTp)

March 10, 2015

The Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis (CBTp) Learning Collaborative (LC) was originally modeled after the CBT+ Learning Collaborative, piloted by Lucy Berliner, MSW, and other faculty at the University of Washington’s Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Division of Public Behavioral Health and Justice Policy (PBHJP). The CBT for Psychosis LC was launched in February...

Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative (SYVPI)

March 10, 2015

Dr. Sarah Walker joined members of the Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative (director: Mariko Lockhart) on a site visit to New Orleans for a violence prevention summit. The trip involved meeting members of the Ceasefire street outreach team as well as other community agencies working on violence prevention efforts in the area. The Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative began in...

PBHJP Spotlight - Dr. Nick Weiss

March 3, 2015

Dr. Nick Weiss, MD, is a newly appointed Acting Assistant Professor in our Division of Public Behavioral Health and Justice Policy.  

Nick is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and an Addiction Medicine doctor. His work with us began about a year ago as a Senior Fellow; and, prior to his work here, he worked as academic psychiatrist and as a community psychiatrist in Seattle.  He’s...

Editorial: Don't sideline Juvenile and Family Justice Center

The Seattle Times February 18, 2015

The proposed Juvenile and Family Justice Center will provide a better place for young people in trouble and for their families. The City of Seattle needs to help King County get it built.

King County courts step up fight for racial equality

The Seattle Times February 18, 2015

King County Court takes a hard look at juvenile justice as a step toward rooting out inequality.

Breaking The Cycle

February 18, 2015

This video describes the Family Integrated Transitions (FIT) program developed by PBHJP which addresses the issue of recidivism among youthful offenders.

Rep. Kagi’s YEAR Act moves out of committee

February 12, 2015

Today, the House Early Learning & Human Services (ELHS) Committee voted the Youth Equity and Reintegration Act (YEAR)out of committee – a big step forward for disadvantaged youth everywhere.

The Dear Colleague Letters-Complying with US Special Education and Civil Rights Laws

Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators (CJCA), in partnership with the Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings (CEEAS) February 4, 2015

This webinar will focus on the three Dear Colleague Letters released on Dec. 8, 2014 by the US Departments of Education and Justice: (a) the letter clarifying Pell Grant Eligibility, (b) the letter regarding compliance...

New Research on State Use of Evidence-Based Behavioral Health Treatments

February 4, 2015

In December 2014, PBHJP Associate Professor Eric J. Bruns presented at the National Institutes of Health Dissemination and Implementation Conference on trends in state use of research and evidence in implementing behavioral health EBPs. Presenting on behalf of a team that included PBHJP faculty Suzanne E.U. Kerns and Michael D. Pullmann, PBHJP staff Spencer Hensley, and collaborators Kimberly...

2015 MST-FIT training for the UK

January 15, 2015

 Teams from Leeds and Northamptonshire County participated in a 4 day kickoff to launch the start of the transitional program for young persons returning from care.  

Foster Care Clinic Provides Support for Families

UW Medicine Health January 6, 2015

Read about the UW Medicine Foster Care Clinic at Harborview Medical Center and Dr. Georganna Sedlar's involvement.

DBHR Funds New Triple P Demonstration Project

December 29, 2014

The Division of Behavioral Health and Recover (DBHR) of the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services is partnering with the University of Washington, Seattle Children’s Hospital and the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department to develop a multi-tiered system of supports for the promotion and prevention of children’s mental health in Tacoma/Pierce County spanning primary care,...

Kids and Jails, a Bad Combination

The New York Times December 29, 2014

Despite reforms, there are still too many juveniles behind bars, sometimes for offenses like skipping school or violating curfew.

Could private investors spur new, better social services?

UW Health Sciences "NewsBeat" December 3, 2014

Dr. Eric Trupin was interviewed by Michael McCarthy from UW Health Sciences "NewsBeat" about social impact bonds. "UW profs advocate for model that bases funding decisions in scientific rigor and business rationale."