Primer for Juvenile Court Judges: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Judicial Decision-Making for Newcomer Immigrant Youth in Juvenile Justice Proceedings

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This primer and accompanying benchcard for juvenile court judges presents a trauma-informed approach to judicial decision-making for newcomer immigrant youth in juvenile justice proceedings. Created by attorneys and mental health experts on trauma, juvenile justice, and immigration, this primer is the product of the Center for Trauma & Juvenile Justice, the National Center for Youth Law, and the Refugee Trauma & Resilience Center, in consultation with the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.