Library Search Results for SORC Research Briefs & Infographics

Keeping Kids Out of Court: A Primer on Status Offenses (Infographic)

Author:Mahsa Jafarian

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2015
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Abstract:

This updated infographic can help spread awareness+

about status offenses and build consensus around effective solutions. It presents the latest national data on status offenses, discusses why court based approaches are inappropriate, reviews promising practices, and highlights a few states that have implemented innovative approaches to keeping kids in the community.

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Tackling Truancy (Infographic)

Author:Mahsa Jafarian

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2015

Abstract:This infographic outlines the impacts and causes of truancy at+

the student, family, school, and community-level. It discusses why punitive and court based approaches are inappropriate and presents promising practices, highlighting some jurisdictions that have implemented such strategies.
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Runaway Youth: A Research Brief

Author:Sydney McKinney

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2014

Abstract:Running away is a status offense in 39 states. While+

the exact number of youth who run away from home each year is unknown, evidence suggests that most return home within a few days. This research brief summarizes empirical literature on this issue from the last 20 years, highlighting reasons why young people run away from home, risk and protective factors, and what is known about interventions aimed at this vulnerable population.
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Truancy: A Research Brief

Author:Sydney McKinney

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2013

Abstract:Truancy is considered a status offense in 43 states.  Although+

skipping school occasionally may not have a significant effect on students, parents and school systems often struggle to find effective ways to respond to children who chronically miss or skip school. This research brief summarizes empirical literature on this issue from the last 20 years, highlighting reasons why students skip school, risk and protective factors, and what is known about the effectiveness of truancy interventions.
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Underage Drinking: A Research Brief

Author:Ashley Jackson

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2013

Abstract:Underage drinking is considered a status offense in 11 states. While+

some youth may experiment without consequence, for others, drinking can lead to serious problems, such as accidental injury, risky sexual behavior, and delinquency. This research brief summarizes what is known about underage drinking – its causes, effects, and interventions designed to address the behavior. The document is based on a review of academic journal articles, government reports, and policy briefs.
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