Dual Status Youth and Their Families: Altering the Human and Fiscal Toll (Lecture)
Speaker: John Tuell, Director, Robert F. Kennedy National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice
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The Robert F. Kennedy National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice released two seminal publications in December 2013 on the topic of dual status youth. The publications include the Guidebook for Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare System Coordination and Integration: Framework for Improved Outcomes, and Dual Status Youth – Technical Assistance Workbook. These publications provide practical guidance for state and local jurisdictions in their endeavor to improve the outcomes for dual status youth and families and to enhance system performance among the critical youth and family serving agency partners. They are the product of 12+ years of experience partnering with leaders and practitioners in jurisdictions across the country. The lecture will highlight the elements of the aforementioned framework and discuss both the challenges and successes to implementing positive reform on behalf of dual status youth. The session will also provide an interactive opportunity to look at the definitions, prevalence, characteristics, and research regarding dual status youth, and to explore strategic opportunities for the state of Oklahoma to address this challenging population.
John Tuell currently serves as the Executive Director for the Robert F. Kennedy National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice at the Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Tuell served as the Co-Director of the MacArthur Foundation’s Models for Change: Systems Reform in Juvenile Justice initiative at the Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps. Since 2009, Mr. Tuell has also served as the President of Tuell & Associates Consultation, LLC which provides expert consultation and technical assistance in juvenile justice, child welfare and multi-system reform and quality improvement. Since 2008 Mr. Tuell has also served as an instructor to the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform’s Multi-System and Information Sharing Certificate Programs at the Georgetown University’s Public Policy Institute and in 2010 began serving as a consultant to the Crossover Youth Practice Model.
Sponsored by: Oklahoma Department of Health and Human Services