Friends of the Portsmouth Juvenile Court offers programs to support families and youth transitioning through the juvenile justice and child welfare systems.
Whether through our Court Appointed Special Advocate program, our Community Service Program, or helping defray the costs of transportation for families, our goal is clear: support families within the Portsmouth Juvenile Court system.
Youth and Gang Involvement: Why do our youth turn to gangs and what’s to be done?
This question weighs heavy in our society. What is so captivating about being involved in a gang? There are several reasons our youth are attracted to gangs. A significant reason is traumatic events in their lives. According to "Trauma in the Lives of Gang Involved...
How Are the Nation’s Children Doing?
7 Factors Help Us Find Out
How are the nation's children doing? A recently published report (America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2021) from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention helps answer that question. The report, which is based on data from 23...
Child Sex Trafficking: A Guide for Parents and Guardians
Table of ContentsWho's at Risk for Child Sex Trafficking?How Do Children Become Victims of Child Sex Trafficking?How Do You Recognize Child Sex Trafficking? Child sex trafficking is often represented and thought of as occurring when a child is abducted, taken to an...