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“Joining Jurisdictions: Bridging The Child Welfare And Juvenile Justice Systems”

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A growing body of evidence indicates there is an undeniable connection between child abuse and juvenile delinquency. Children who suffer maltreatment are more likely to become involved with the juvenile justice system and they are more likely to need multisystem interventions that provide mental health and supported education services. However, there is a critical disconnect between the child welfare and juvenile justice systems that is common nationwide. This edition of “On-The-Line with CWLA focuses on CWLA’s Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Systems Integration Initiative — a breakthrough initiative that aims to bridge gap through the advancement of an integrated, multisystem approach to program development and service delivery.