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Traversing Two Systems: An Assessment of Crossover Youth in Maryland

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Researcher(s): (Douglas Young) (Alex Bowley) (Jeanne Bilanin) (Amy Ho)


This report discusses the vulnerabilities of children who are involved in both the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. These "crossover youth" remain a unique challenge for these systems and their partners in service delivery. The findings suggest that while several crossover youth-specific practices are in place, there is need for a more focused, unified response by welfare and juvenile justice systems. The report also highlights the importance of addressing the mental health treatment needs of crossover youth.

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