Juvenile Court Clinics in Action – Daquan*

Daquan, a Dual-Status* youth, finds long-term support and success. The Juvenile Court Clinics access critical services for older youth involved in both the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. 17-year-old Daquan was coping with PTSD and depression after witnessing domestic violence throughout his childhood. DCF had taken custody of Daquan and his siblings, but Daquan…

Juvenile Court Clinics in Action – Grace

Grace*—a successful emergency intervention!  The Juvenile Court Clinics fulfill a number of crucial roles, such as providing emergency psychiatric evaluations of children. Grace is a 13-year-old who dressed inappropriately, aimlessly wandered the streets, and attempted to break into cars.  When approached by a police officer, she became assaultive and required additional police officers to calm…