Fact Sheet: Seven components of a culturally responsive approach to serving diverse populations


The National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families released a fact sheet that outlines a comprehensive approach for practitioners looking to create strong, culturally responsive programs for community-based organizations.

As the U.S. population grows increasingly diverse, a culturally responsive approach to developing programs that serve communities is essential. This resource guide helps to ensure that practitioners don't need to start from scratch when working to design programs that serve all members of their communities. Click for more information.

Published in Children's Justice Act

Why Understanding Racial Bias is Crucial for the Responsible Use of Predictive Analytics

Chronicle of Social Change - June 09, 2017

As big data tools like predictive analytics become more prevalent, child-welfare agencies must grapple with implicit racial bias if they want to ensure that it does not cause harm, according to a new white paper published last month by the Kirwan Institute at Ohio State University.

Foretelling the Future: A Critical Perspective on the Use of Predictive Analytics in Child Welfare: http://kirwaninstitute.osu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/ki-predictive-analytics.pdf


A Research-Informed Communication Guide for Nonprofits, Policymakers, and Funders
by Alicia Torres, PhD, Luz Guerra, MA, Selma Caal, PhD, and Weilin Li, PhD

Strategic communication is central to an organization’s ability to advance its mission and its capacity to serve the community. This guide is designed to help service providers and educators build communication strategies to better serve Latino children and their families.


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Published in Children's Justice Act
Thursday, 03 November 2016 11:36

2016 Model Indian Juvenile Code Released

Bureau of Indian Affairs Publishes Updated Model Indian Juvenile Code

The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has announced the publication of its 2016 Model Indian Juvenile Code. Since 2012, OJJDP worked with BIA’s Office of Justice Services Tribal Justice Support Directorate to update the 1988 Model Indian Juvenile Code. During development of the code, OJJDP worked with the Departments of Interior and Health and Human Services to gather information through listening sessions and tribal consultations. This final update serves as a framework to help federally recognized tribes interested in creating or enhancing their own codes to focus on juvenile issues, specifically alcohol- and/or drug-related offenses in Indian Country. The 2016 model code encourages the use of alternatives to detention and confinement while focusing on community-based multi-disciplinary responses to juvenile delinquency, truancy, and child-in-need services.


View and download the 2016 Model Indian Juvenile Code.

Visit OJJDP’s Tribal Youth Program website.