All people are hardwired for wellbeing — the needs and experiences universally required in combination and balance to weather challenges and have health and hope. Our access to wellbeing is particularly crucial during stress and times of change. Young people in the juvenile justice system face unique challenges with the COVID-19 crisis. Quarantines, social distancing and shelter-in-place requirements that restrict family engagement and disrupt routines can add to the stress of youth who are in custody and their families. Using the Five Domains of Wellbeing framework, this resource provides strategies and examples for juvenile justice leaders and staff to support and sustain youth wellbeing during this time of crisis.
To increase access for wellbeing for both people served by the emergency response system and those who work within it, it’s critical that we reimagine 911. The Transform911 Blueprint for Change is the starting point for doing just that.
What would it look like to transform the civil legal system so it eliminates inequities instead of amplifying them? The Justice Determinants of Wellbeing outlines concrete changes that will push the civil legal system to a civic justice system rooted in wellbeing.
Learn what we heard through community conversations across Missouri and how it led to a paradigm-shifting approach to transforming the state's child welfare system.