Developmental Justice

The Orchard Human Services, Inc. is proud to present critical information about Developmental Justice at the 2018 National Youth at Risk Conference in Savannah, Georgia.

Many factors contribute to a downward spiral into the Juvenile Justice system.

Click Here to DOWNLOAD References from the National Youth at Risk Conference 2018

Check Out the 12 Factors That Can Promote Youth Juvenile Justice Outcomes

1. Developmentally Responsive Care Plan: Habilitation (NOT Rehabilitation)
2. Trauma-Informed Care & Interaction
Avoid Retraumatization · Mental Health Care · Behavioral Support
3. Healthy Brain Development
Overall Health Check · Blood Sugar · Nutrition · Fitness · Sunshine
4. Cognitive Development
Theory of Mind · Ability to Problem Solve & Create Solutions
5. Self-Regulatory Capacities
Self-Calming · Impulse Control · Mindfulness · Awareness · Metacognition
6. Attachment Development
Bond to Others · Feel & Create Safe · Love & Be Loved · Trust & Be Trustworthy · Relationship
7. Emotional Development
Know & Name Emotions · Identify Emotions of Self & Others · Self-Soothe · Self-Calm · Self-Regulate
8. Social Development
Play, Share, Take Turns · Communicate · Kindness, Caring, Compassion · Empathy · Citizenship
9. Moral & Ethical Development
Internal Motivation · Pride & Humility · Respect (Self & Others) · Humanity · Right v. Wrong · Lawfulness
10. Help Youth Connect with Parents & Stakeholders (Educators, Medical & Mental Health Prof., Law Enforcement, Church & Community)
11. Self-Regulation Station NOT Isolation (which can lead to psychotic episodes and other mental health challenges)
12. Academic Learning Support


Contact us at Orchard Human Services to learn more about how we can help you or your organization improve outcomes for youth in the community with respect to Juvenile Justice Involvement. In Georgia, we have staff who are approved to deliver Continuing Education Credits under Georgia POST. Continuing education, professional development, and staff training are available in all 50 states; rules for CEUs differ from state-to-state.

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