Citizens for Juvenile Justice and Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center hosted a forum on September 29, 2015 sponsored by the Massachusetts Bar Association to highlight the release of two reports on children who cross over from the child welfare system into the juvenile justice system. Executive Office of Health and Human Services Undersecretary Alice Moore gave the opening remarks. The presentation of the report was followed by a panel discussion about solutions to preventing this problem. The panel was moderated by Nancy Wagman of the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center and the panelists were:
CfJJ's report, Missed Opportunities: Preventing Youth in the Child Welfare System from Entering the Juvenile Justice System, is available at cfjj.org/missedopportunities.php.
MassBudget's companion report, Funding Opportunities: Services that Help Prevent Kids in the Child Welfare System from Entering the Juvenile Justice System can be found at massbudget.org/report_pdf.php?pdf=Funding_Opportunities.pdf.
The research in these reports was funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. We thank them for their support but acknowledge that the ﬁndings and conclusions presented in this report are those of Citizens for Juvenile Justice alone, and do not necessarily reﬂect the opinions of the Foundation.