Support a trauma-informed juvenile justice system through staff training and broad adoption of trauma-informed practices and policies
Policies & Programs
Policies and programs that can improve health
filtered by "Government " and "Community Safety"
Place youth with mental, emotional, and behavioral health challenges in foster families that provide a structured, nurturing, therapeutic environment; also called Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC)
Place severely and chronically delinquent youth in foster families that are trained in structured behavior management and connected to TFCO program staff; formerly called Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care
Prohibit all drivers from texting or talking on a cell phone while driving
Require both licensed and unlicensed firearm dealers to conduct background checks of potential handgun purchasers
Require all motorcycle operators and passengers to wear a helmet; laws are established statewide and may also include mopeds and scooters
Restrict full contact between youth football players via limits to the number of contact practices, head hits per player, delay tackling until a certain age, etc.
Transfer arrested youth from the juvenile justice system to the adult criminal justice system