Child Welfare & Juvenile Justice Infographics

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From Education to Incarceration 

The school-to-prison pipeline is a common metaphor used to describe the ways in which students are pushed out of the education system and into the juvenile and criminal justice systems through policies and practices within schools that involve law enforcement.

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Child Abuse and Neglect Worldwide

Child abuse and neglect is a global problem with heartbreaking consequences. Although it is complex and difficult to study, the facts that do exist describe an urgent need to intervene on behalf of the lives of young people worldwide.

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Spotlight on Girls in the Juvenile Justice System

Following the larger relative decline in arrests of boys, the percent of arrests involving girls has increased since the 1990s. Research has revealed the various adversities many girls face as well as their unique responses to trauma that place them at risk for entering the system.

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Juvenile Recidivism 

Imagine spending thousands of dollars to lock up a juvenile, only to have them end up in the same position in the future. Recidivism - the tendency of a convicted criminal to reoffend - is a worrying statistic for justice advocates. 

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Teen Drug Use

Teen drug use is a concern for many. Teens are often inclined to take risks, and by 12th grade, nearly 50% of adolescents will have used an illicit drug. Check out this infographic to understand some of the risks & statistics of teen drug use.

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How Many Juveniles are Confined?

Every day, thousands of American youth are placed outside of the home in facilities across the country. Though these out-of-home placements hope to steer youth on the right path, it has been proven that treating a youth outside of their home and community is less effective than treating them in their natural settings. However, statistics show that the amount of youth in confinement is still high.

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The Opioid Epidemic: Are We Losing a Generation of Children?

The Opioid Epidemic is a public health crisis that has been declared a national emergency. This infographic shows the magnitude of the problem, how widespread it is and reveals how devastating it has become for the youth who are caught in the middle of it. Learn more.

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Inequality in the Juvenile Justice System

This infographic reveals the startling inequalities embedded in the juvenile justice system. The statistics are so shocking and the costs so high, that when you see them, you just might decide to do something about it. Take a look for yourself at this juvenile justice infographic to learn more.

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The High Cost of Youth Incarceration

Take a look at this infographic that shows the costs of youth incarceration. Sometimes seeing makes it easier to believe. Going state by state, it’s pretty staggering how many juveniles end up in facilities and the price tag associated with putting them there.

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Spare The Rod, Spoil the Child

In celebration of Universal Children's Day, we put together a thought-provoking infographic on the consequences of corporal punishment. Ending violence against children—including corporal punishment—is an objective of the United Nations as well as Multisystemic Therapy for Child Abuse and Neglect (MST-CAN).

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Drops in Child Abuse & Neglect Reporting During COVID-19

Virtual environments were integral in the shift to remote work and education. However, a completely virtual world has come with drawbacks, especially in the youth and child welfare system. Throughout the pandemic, there has been a drop in child abuse and neglect reports to Child Protective Services (CPS) in the United States. 

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The Shift to Remote Learning During COVID-19

Due to COVID-19, the education system has experienced one of the largest transformations in order to contain the spread of the virus. This infographic shares the effects remote learning has had on youth during the pandemic.

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Mental Health Disorders in Juvenile Facilities

The link between mental health disorders and juvenile justice is very complex. Within juvenile detention facilities, there is often a lack of any in-facility screening programs, let alone treatment options. This makes it more necessary than ever to address youth mental health.

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Juveniles Tried as Adults

On any given day, around 10,000 juveniles in the U.S. are housed in adult jails and prisons. This infographic features compelling data that is affecting the juvenile justice system.

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Juvenile Detention: The Aftermath

A recent Northwestern Medicine study finds mental health disorders persist 15 years after youth leave juvenile facilities, causing teens to struggle with long-term mental health and life stability.

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America's Youth Crime Statistics

In analyzing youth crime statistics, we can see how young people and their families are impacted by the way we treat juvenile offenses. This infographic illustrates the shocking number of American teenagers involved in the juvenile and criminal justice systems.

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