The School of Social Work Launches Juvenile Justice Fellowship Grant

Posted by Juan.Toribio on Tuesday March 29, 2016

Juvenile detention has devastating consequences on life outcomes for youth. In New York City alone, more than 141,400 adolescents and young adults were arrested in  2013; the majority for low-level offenses. The School of Social Work Juvenile Justice Fellowship Grant supports the work of a BSW or MSW fellow who is seeking to prevent and reduce justice involvement of youth through the profession of social work. With unprecedented numbers in the adult criminal justice system, youth must be diverted from the systems altogether and as early as possible. Nyack College School of Social Work believes resources must be realigned to prevent youth from entering the system and that new approaches and innovations are necessary to inform changes in social welfare policy and practice.
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