[Highlights from the week’s juvenile justice and justice related articles, reports, videos and more that are worth your time.]

via Gizmodo: ‘This Ad Has a Secret Anti-Abuse Message That Only Kids Can See’
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In an effort to provide abused children with a safe way to reach out for help, a Spanish organization called the Aid to Children and Adolescents at Risk Foundation, or ANAR for short, created an ad that displays a different message for adults and children at the same time. Video embedded below, or watch it here: http://gizmodo.com/this-ad-has-a-secret-anti-abuse-message-that-only-kids-493108460

via the Campaign for Youth Justice: ‘In Remembrance of Kirk Gunderson: Remembering My Son this Mother’s Day’
A heartbreaking and moving piece written by mother Vicky Gunderson, whose son Kirk committed suicide while incarcerated. This piece serves as a powerful reminder of the importance of family involvement in the youth justice system. Vicky writes, “Every mom deserves the chance to see their child grow up and blossom into an adult. This is why, on this Mother’s Day, I am asking stakeholders and systems to understand the importance of family engagement and parent involvement in adolescent development and rehabilitation.” Read Vicky’s story here: http://www.campaignforyouthjusticeblog.org/2013/05/in-remembrance-of-kirk-gunderson.html

via JJIE: Ten Years After a Landmark Study, Progress and Challenges in Mental Health Treatment for Nation’s Confined Youth
An article by Dick Mendel discussing the results from the first-ever nationally representative survey of youth confined in juvenile justice facilities. This Survey of Youth in Residential Placement (SYRP) offered a treasure trove of information about the mental health and substance abuse problems faced by confined youth and the treatment provided to them. Read the entire article here: http://jjie.org/ten-years-after-a-landmark-study-progress-and-challenges-in-mental-health-treatment-for-nations-confined-youth/
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[The Short List is published on Tuesday mornings and features highlights from the week’s juvenile justice and justice related articles, reports, videos and more that are worth your time.]

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