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Child Welfare & Unaccompanied Children in Federal Immigration Custody - A Data and Research Based Guide for Federal Policy Makers

This congressional report summarizes new data analysis, child welfare research, and two decades of lessons learned from implementing the Flores...
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A Trauma-Informed Approach to Judicial Decision-Making for Newcomer Immigrant Youth in Juvenile Justice Proceedings: Benchcard for Juvenile Court Judges

This benchcard for juvenile court judges presents a trauma-informed approach to judicial decision-making for newcomer immigrant youth in juvenile...
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Senate Bill 439 (2018) Implementation Guide

In 2018, Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 439 (Senator Holly J. Mitchell) into law. SB 439 established a minimum age of juvenile court jurisdiction...
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Strengthening Child Welfare Practice for Immigrant Children & Families: A Toolkit for Child Welfare Professionals in California

Immigrant children and families in the child welfare system face unique barriers to permanency and well-being. In some cases, their involvement in the...
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Reporter Fact-Sheet on School Resource Officers (SROs)

The presence of armed police officers on school campuses is proven to be detrimental to the health and safety of students while having no shown...
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The Flores Settlement Agreement & Unaccompanied Children in Federal Custody

This briefing document is focused on issues relating to unaccompanied children in federal immigration custody. The Flores Settlement Agreement also...
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Primer for Juvenile Court Judges: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Judicial Decision-Making for Newcomer Immigrant Youth in Juvenile Justice Proceedings

This primer and accompanying benchcard for juvenile court judges presents a trauma-informed approach to judicial decision-making for newcomer...