Web Links

FindYouthInfo.gov: www.findyouthinfo.org and www.findyouthinfo.gov

FindYouthInfo.gov is the U.S. government website that helps you create, maintain, and strengthen effective youth programs. Included are youth facts, funding information, and tools to help you assess community assets, generate maps of local and federal resources, search for evidence-based youth programs, and keep up-to-date on the latest, youth-related news.

Reclaiming Futures:  www.reclaimingfutures.org

Reclaiming Futures, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, developed, tested & evaluated a 6-step model which demonstrated significant improvements in the quality of juvenile justice & substance abuse treatment services. The model helps young people in trouble with drugs, alcohol, & crime by reinventing the way police, courts, detention facilities, treatment providers, & the community work together to meet this urgent need.

Blueprint for Change: www.ncmhjj.com

Blueprint for Change is a comprehensive model for the identification & treatment of youth with mental health needs in contact with the juvenile justice system.

Co-Occurring Center for Excellence: http://coce.samhsa.gov/

Co-Occurring Center for Excellence is funded by the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration that puts forth principles that guide systems of care for people with co-occurring disorders.

2015 GAIN Webinar Series: https://chestnut.app.box.com

Barbara Estrada, MS, GAIN Senior Clinical & Evaluation Consultant

  • GAIN-I Coaching Series: Introduction to the GRRS
  • GAIN-I Coaching Series: Introduction to the ICP
  • Conquering Assessment Challenges & Getting the Most Out of the GAIN
  • Getting the Most Out of the GAIN

North Carolina Juvenile Justice-Behavioral Health Information Sharing Guide: 


A tool for effective information sharing among local juvenile justice – behavioral health teams in North Carolina. 

Addiction Center

Addiction Center is an online resource with information on various chemical dependencies and treatment center resources.


Drug Rehab Connections

Drug Rehab Connections was founded by a group of individuals who know both sides of addiction. We know it from our personal lives as well as engaging and working with rehab and treatment centers.


Improving Family Engagement in Juvenile Justice Systems


National Council on Crime & Delinquency: Engaging Juvenile Justice System-Involved Families


VERA Institute of Justice: Family Engagement in the Juvenile Justice System


OJJP New @ A Glance: Engaging Families as Valued Partners in the Juvenile Justice System


The National Evaluation and Technical Assistance Center (NDTAC) – Facility Toolkit for Engaging Families in Their Child’s Education at a Juvenile Justice Facility


Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Collaborative for Change


Practical Tips to Help Juvenile Drug Court –


National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges -


Center for Juvenile Justice Reform: Safety, Fairness, Stability – Repositioning Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare to Engage Families and Communities


OJJDP Journal of Juvenile Justice: Juvenile Justice 101- Addressing Family Support Needs in Juvenile Court


Raleigh Drug Abuse Treatment Programs  


Raleigh Addiction Treatment Centers  


FAMILY Resources

NCTSN: The role of Family Engagement in Creating Trauma-Informed Juvenile Justice Systems (Written by a Mother)


Justice For Families (J4F): Families Unlocking Futures: Solutions to the Crisis in Juvenile Justice (National Family Advocacy Organization)


NC Families United & Youth M.O.V.E.: supports and unites the voices of children, youth, and families with mental health concerns to educate, support and advocate for improved services and lives





Alcohol Abuse


Online training for adults and other interested in coordinating a community-wide Real World simulated event


Online training for adults working with youths in transition involved in court and child welfare systems


Free website for youths preparing their Transition


Workplace safety curriculum for human service workers


Awareness and Education for non-law enforcement adults working with disconnected and gang involved youth