• May 2015
  • Vol. 16, No. 4

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Well-Being of Crossover Youth

Children and youth who have suffered maltreatment have a 47 percent higher risk of becoming involved with the juvenile justice system than their peers. Maltreated youth who are involved with both the child welfare and juvenile justice systems, also known as "crossover" youth, are particularly vulnerable to increased developmental risks. A new blog series from the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare (CASCW) seeks to provide information and raise awareness of issues surrounding crossover youth. The first blog post in the series defines who crossover youth are and why they are at higher risk than their peers in the child welfare system.

Crossover Youth & Well-Being (Crossover Youth Series) is available on the CASCW website at http://cascw.umn.edu/featured/crossover-youth-well-being-crossover-youth-series/.

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