How Ohio Went from Investing in Youth Prisons to Investing in Youths’ Futures

January 21, 2016 / No Comments

New report from the Juvenile Justice Coalition of Ohio highlights Ohio’s successful juvenile justice initiatives involving the research, evaluation, and quality assurance work of the Begun Center. Over the past two decades, Ohio has significantly reduced its state youth prison population while si...

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Researchers propose new streamlined way to analyze TSCC and trauma in children

June 5, 2015 / No Comments

The 54-question Trauma Symptom Checklist for Children (TSCC) has been used for decades to test how trauma affects youth in hopes of developing the best treatment and support possible. But interpreting the results can be labor intensive and difficult because the work is done manually and involves ...

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Begun Center Publications on Juvenile Diversion Garner Increasing Coverage about Program’s Success

April 20, 2015 / No Comments

New Article on BHJJ drawing international interest about youth intervention A good deal of national discussion lately is increasingly devoted to the topic of effective, evidence-based juvenile justice interventions. Be it via network news features, National Public Radio round-tables, or New York ...

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Begun Center researchers find Ohio’s Behavioral Health/Juvenile Justice initiative effective

January 14, 2015 / No Comments

An evaluation of Ohio’s Behavioral Health/Juvenile Justice (BHJJ) initiative in 11 counties by researchers at the Mandel School’s Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education found the program benefits most young offenders diverted from detention centers to community-based ag...

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Begun CIP Researchers featured in Behavioral Health in Ohio Current Research Trends

May 17, 2014 / No Comments

The work of the Begun Center and the Center for Innovative Practices (CIP) was featured in two separate articles penned by Begun CIP research associates in the May 2013 issue of ‘Behavioral Health in Ohio Current Research Trends.’ A Comparative Study of Treatment Programs for Youth Of...

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