Volume 1 / Issue 1
April 30, 2018

In This Issue:
About the
 Prevention e-Digest

The National Technical Assistance Center for the Education of Neglected or Delinquent Children and Youth (NDTAC) Prevention e-Digest addresses issues that touch on schools, communities, courts and law enforcement in support of students who are at-risk for entering or re-entering the juvenile justice system. Regular contents include news from the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the U.S. Department of Justice and other partner agencies, salient research articles, examples of effective field practices, announcements submitted by subscribers, and relevant upcoming events. The Prevention e-Digest also highlights NDTAC resources and the availability of ongoing services, including technical assistance, products, and tools.
2015-16 Civil Rights Data Collection
The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) just released the 2015-16 Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC). This data, which is self-reported by 17,300 public school districts and 96,400 public schools and educational programs, is collected and published biennially by OCR.

Access the full CRDC data set here .

Read the School Climate and Safety data brief based on the 2015-16 CRDC data.

Indicators of School Crime and Safety 2017
This report from the National Center for Educational Statistics , covers topics such as victimization, teacher injury, bullying and cyber-bullying, school conditions, fights, weapons, availability and student use of drugs and alcohol, student perceptions of personal safety at school, and criminal incidents at postsecondary institutions. Indicators of crime and safety are compared across different population subgroups and over time. Data on crimes that occur away from school are offered as a point of comparison where available.
OJJDP Announces New Funding Opportunities
OJJDP has announced the following fiscal year 2018 funding opportunities:
Funding Opportunity
Application Due
May 16, 2018
May 24, 2018
May 29, 2018

May 29, 2018
May 29, 2018

May 30, 2018
May 30, 2018

May 31, 2018
Visit the funding page for details about this and other OJJDP funding opportunities.

Statistical Briefing Book Offers Data Snapshot on Girls in the Juvenile Justice System 
OJJDP recently introduced a Data Snapshot series to its Statistical Briefing Book to disseminate current research and statistical information about youth in the juvenile justice system. Each one-page snapshot focuses on a specific topic and highlights policy-relevant findings. This new Data Snapshot focuses on trends and characteristics of girls at various stages in the juvenile justice system, including arrest, the juvenile court process, and residential placement.
Developed for OJJDP by the National Center for Juvenile Justice, the research division of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, the Statistical Briefing Book offers easy online access to statistics on a variety of juvenile justice topics
Access the full list of Data Snapshots available from the Statistical Briefing Book.
Keep up with the Statistical Briefing Book on Twitter.
OJJDP Adds Data Analysis Tool to Statistical Briefing Book 
OJJDP has released the Juvenile Residential Facility Census Databook , the latest addition to the Data Analysis Tools section of its Statistical Briefing Book . National and state data from 2000 to 2014 describing the characteristics of residential placement facilities that hold juvenile offenders are now available for analysis. This includes operation, classification, size, and crowding.
OJJDP's Juvenile Residential Facility Census and its companion collection, the
Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement provide a comprehensive picture of youth in residential placement facilities, how these facilities operate, and the services youth are provided.
Review Frequently Asked Questions on Juveniles in Corrections.
Keep up with the OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book on Twitter .

Minnesota Releases SEL Tools to Help Improve School Climate, Fight Bullying
The Minnesota Department of Education's School Safety Technical Assistance Center has released a toolkit of resources to help Minnesota schools better support students' mental and emotional health, prevent bullying, and improve school climate. The newly released Social and Emotional Learning Implementation Guidance and resources will help schools put in place proven strategies to develop students' SEL skills.
Read the full Minnesota Department of Education press release.
How To Create a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom
Kristin Souers, a mental health counselor, and Pete Hall, a former principal, present 12 practical, easy-to-implement strategies to help students living with trauma thrive in the classroom. This reference guide will give every educator the tools needed to ensure every child is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged in school.
Access the ASCD Quick Reference Guide.
Using SEL Data in the California CORE Districts: Lessons Learned
This resource provides a framework for states and districts to better understand the CORE Districts' work measuring and reporting on nonacademic indicators over the past five years .
View the Data Quality Campaign .  
Morrill, C., Musheno, M. (2018). University of Chicago Press.
Ryzin, V., M. J., & Roseth, C. J. (2018). Journal of Educational Psychology.
Reardon, R.M., Leonard, J. (2018). Library of Congress.
Barnes, A., Gilbertson, J., Chatterjee, D. (2018). Pediatrics.

Arslan, G. (2018). International Journal of Educational Psychology. 
Hickey, M. (2018). International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology.
Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development Conference 
May 2, 2018
Westminster, CO
The Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence at the University of Colorado Boulder will host the 2018 Blueprints Conference on April 30 to May 2, 2018, in Westminster, CO. The conference will focus on evidence-based programs that promote positive youth development and will provide guidance for practitioners implementing these programs in their communities.
Learn more about the conference and register online to attend.

See Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development for a listing of evidence-based programs.

See OJJDP's Model Programs Guide literature review on positive youth development .

Model Programs Guide Diversion Programs Implementation
May 2, 2018, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. ET
OJJDP, in collaboration with Development Services Group, Inc ., will present " The Model Programs Guide Diversion Programs Implementation Guide ." This webinar will provide an overview of the resources available on OJJDP's Model Programs Guide , including program profiles, literature reviews, and Implementation Guides (I-Guides). Presenters will focus on the research that informed the development of the I-Guides, including the new Diversion Programs I-Guide . The webinar will also feature discussion from a practitioner who is currently using the Diversion Programs I-Guide. 
Follow Register and learn more about this free webinar.
See OJJDP's Model Programs Guide literature review on diversion from formal juvenile court processing .

FLIPPING ESSA: Achieving Success through
Student Engagement
May 9, 2018
Baltimore, MD
The National Student Attendance, Engagement, and Success Center will be hosting a convening designed for K-12 faculty and administrators and their partners interested in learning more or deepening their knowledge of Success Mentor initiatives and Early Warning Systems (EWS). In addition to engaging and interactive general sessions, the Convening will offer two learning tracks: one for practitioners getting started with early warning systems, and one for early adopters of early warning systems interested in deepening their level of implementation.
For more information and to register (April 30 deadline), go here .

Registration Open for Global Youth Justice Training Institute
June 12-14, 2018
Cape Cod, MA
Global Youth Justice will host its 19th Global Youth Justice Training Institute in Cape Cod, MA. Participants will learn strategies to establish or enhance local volunteer-driven juvenile justice and youth justice diversion programs called Teen/Youth/Student/Peer Court or Peer Jury. Topics will include youth and adult volunteer training; quality community service placements, programmatic enhancements, and operational strategies; administrative tips; grant writing; identifying funding opportunities; and more.
Register for the training.

Follow Global Youth Justice on Twitter .

The 2018 National Social Emotional Learning Conference
June 27-29, 2019
Nashville, TN
With more than 70 unique workshops and empowering plenaries, participants will learn from peers and experts from around the country. Content tracks will include SEL & academic integration, equity & diversity promotion, embedding mental health & trauma-informed practices, parents & stakeholders engagement, and policy, practice & systemic change.
View conference details here.


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The contents of the Prevention e-Digest are assembled under a contract from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education to the American Institutes for Research (AIR), Contract Number ED-ESE-10-O-0103. The contents of this e-digest do not necessarily represent the policy or views of the U.S. Department of Education, nor do they imply endorsement by the U.S. Department of Education.