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Reports: Public safety

North Dakota KIDS COUNT Fact Book
North Dakota KIDS COUNT, October 2017, 219 pp.
Provides North Dakota state, region, and county-level data on child well-being, including demographics, family and community, economic well-being, education and early care, health, and safety and risky behaviors.   more info >

Co-Offending Among Adolescents in Violent Victimizations, 2004–13
Bureau of Justice Statistics, July 2016, 19 pp.
Presents estimates of nonfatal violent victimizations perceived by the victim to be committed by adolescents ages 12 to 17 during 2004–13. This report compares the characteristics of violent victimizations committed by adolescents acting alone, with other adolescents, and with young adults ages 18 to 29. Data are from the National Crime Victimization Survey.   more info >

Evaluation of Radius: A Program for Justice-Involved Girls in the Twin Cities
Wilder Research, December 2015, 73 pp.
Radius, a Volunteers of America-Minnesota program, is a gender-responsive program for girls in the juvenile justice system. The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention funded an evaluation of the program.   more info >

Children in the States Factsheets
Children's Defense Fund, October 2015
Fact sheets for each state that provide basic stats and rankings regarding poverty, health, hunger, child welfare, early childhood development, education and youth at risk.   more info >

Zeroing In on Place and Race
Measure of America, June 2015, 36 pp.
An in-depth look at how disconnected youth are faring in America's cities, with data included on disconnected youth by state, congressional district, county, gender, and by race and ethnicity. Disconnected youth are teenagers and young adults between the ages of 16 and 24 who are neither working nor in school. There are 5,527,000 disconnected youth in America today, or one in seven young adults (13.8 percent)--about as many people as live in Minnesota. The national disconnected youth population is larger than the populations of thirty US states.   more info >

Governor's Task Force on the Protection of Children: Final Report and Recommendations
Minnesota Department of Human Services, March 2015, 67 pp.
The Governor's Task Force on the Protection of Children is created to advise the governor and Legislature on system and practice improvements in the child protection system at all levels of government within the state of Minnesota.   more info >

Preventing Youth Violence: Opportunities for Action
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, June 2014, 54 pp.
This resource summarizes what we currently know about youth violence--the health consequences, trends, disparities, causes, costs, and prevention strategies. This resource outlines important strategies for youth violence prevention that are based on strong evidence and experience. It includes examples of specific programs and activities that have been found to be effective.   more info >

Child Maltreatment
Children's Bureau, December 2013, 264 pp.
National and state-level data on child abuse and neglect.   more info >

Bullying and Children in the Child Welfare System
National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections, February 2013, 12 pp.
Provides an overview of the topic of bullying, as well as a guide to best practices and other resources for parents, caregivers and child welfare staff in addressing the issue.   more info >

Acts of omission: An overview of child neglect
Child Welfare Information Gateway, August 2012, 17 pp.
This bulletin for professionals addresses the scope of the problem of child neglect as well as its consequences, reviews definitions and strategies for assessing neglect, and presents lessons learned about prevention and intervention.   more info >

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, June 2012, 162 pp.
National survey that monitors six categories of health-risk behaviors among youth and young adults (grades 9-12). The study addresses violence, tobacco and drug use, sexual behaviors, dietary behaviors, and physical activity. Includes state-by-state comparisons.   more info >

Notorious to notable: The crucial role of the philanthropic community in transforming the juvenile justice system in Washington, D.C.
The Campaign for Youth Justice, December 2011, 36 pp.
Highlights the ways that the philanthropic community aided the transformation of Washington D.C.'s juvenile justice system.   more info >

Minnesota student survey, 1992-2010 trends: Behaviors, attitudes and perceptions of Minnesota's 6th, 9th and 12th graders
Minnesota Departments of Education, Health, Human Services and Public Safety, December 2010, 52 pp.
This report identifies trends in the prevalence of behaviors and attitudes of young people, based on 21 years of data from the Minnesota Student Survey. It highlights key indicators across many areas of interest, including: academics and school connectedness, school safety and violence, mental health, ATOD, sexual behavior and family structure.   more info >

Juvenile justice system decision points study: Strategies to improve Minnesota's juvenile justice data
Minnesota Department of Public Safety, February 2010, 132 pp.
An in-depth exploration of Minnesota systems to collect juvenile justice data. Includes activities that could improve the availability and quality of information.   more info >

Children's exposure to violence: A comprehensive national survey: Juvenile Justice Bulletin
U.S. Department of Justice, October 2009, 12 pp.
Results of a nationwide survey of the incidence and prevalence of children's exposure to violence.   more info >

Reducing the teen death rate
Annie E. Casey Foundation, July 2009, 15 pp.
This brief offers broad strategies that address the underlying causes of the nation’s high teen mortality rates and the three leading causes of teen death—motor vehicle accidents, homicide, and suicide.   more info >

Youth in Minnesota correctional facilities: Responses to the 2007 Minnesota Student Survey
Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Justice Programs, July 2009, 55 pp.
Examines how youth in correctional facilities who took the 2007 Minnesota Student Survey responded differently than students from the mainstream student population to questions about attitudes, behaviors, and health indicators. Differences between the two student groups can highlight the challenges youth in correctional facilities are facing that might have contributed to their out-of-home placement.   more info >

Juvenile arrests 2007
U.S. Department of Justice, April 2009, 12 pp.
Summarizes juvenile arrest rates based on data that local law enforcement agencies report to the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting Program. The report includes data on the extent and nature of juvenile crime and characteristics of the juveniles involved.   more info >

Prevalence of psychiatric disorders in youth in juvenile detention
Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children's Mental Health, January 2003, 2 pp.
The authors conducted a comprehensive psychiatric analysis of youth in juvenile detention to determine their mental health needs.   more info >

Best practices of youth violence prevention: A sourcebook for community action
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, September 2000, 216 pp.
Looks at the effectiveness of youth violence prevention practices in four areas: parents and families; home visiting; social and conflict resolution skills; and mentoring.   more info >

Web sites

Burns Institute for Juvenile Justice Fairness & Equity
Presents data on disparities in the juvenile justice system. Data are available by state.   more info >

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