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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) Evidence-based Resource Center

This Evidence-Based Practices Resource Center provides links to evidence-based practices that address substance abuse and mental health. The Resource Center includes scientifically-based resources such as toolkits, resource guides, clinical practice guidelines, and other science-based resources.

Policy Equity Analysis Toolkit

The purpose of this toolkit is to provide a comprehensive set of resources, tools, and processes for engaging in an equity-oriented policy review and analysis. Users will engage in learning about a process for engaging in reviewing and critiquing systemic policies. Examples of what critical conversations about policy sound like are presented, as well as tools to support users in designing and implementing an equity-oriented policy review process in their local setting.

Reconsidering the Alternatives: The Relationship Between Suspension, Disciplinary Alternative School Placement, Subsequent Juvenile Detention, and the Salience of Race

Due to the ever increasing numbers of young people and particularly African-American youth entering the juvenile justice system, the need for research that explores the relationship between schooling experiences and entry into the juvenile justice system is grave. The findings in this study illustrates the need for a shift in focus from the deficit thinking about individual children deemed “disruptive” to how school systems contribute across time to the school to prison pipeline and what school systems can do to prevent children from entering the pipeline.

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