The Power of Peer Support in the Juvenile Justice System: From Incarceration to Inspiration
Source: National TTA Center for Child, Youth, and Family Mental Health (NTTAC)
Resource Type: Video or Webinar
Transformation Team Subjects: Community Wellness & Peer Supports
Key Topics: Justice System, Peer Support, Positive Youth Development, Youth Voice & Engagement
According to the Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency and Prevention, 70% of youth in the juvenile justice system have an undiagnosed mental health need. Because of stigma, most young people will choose not to disclose their mental health need.
This recorded webinar featured three experts–certified peer counselors–who have served young people and their families within the juvenile justice system. These peers will empower viewers to empower those who work with young people, promoting leadership and awareness to break the stigma on those who have touched the system.