FIJ Quarterly - Fall 2022 Edition

Summary and Conclusion By including developmental jurisprudence as a lens through which to view youth engagement and punishment, tangible growth points become clearer. Developmental jurisprudence, put simply, is the idea that adults are neurologically different from children because of key developmental factors in the brain’s development during adolescence. 24 When thinking about young people from a developmental, as well as through an indigenous lens, one can begin to understand their actions and how involving them in decisions about their care is an essential part

Faculty, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance; Faculty Affiliate and Federal Policy Lead, Partners for Our Children Faculty Affiliate, Indigenous Wellness Research Institute University of Washington, Seattle. Claudette Grinnell-Davis is faculty staff at the University of Oklahoma. Prior to her current role, she taught child and family services courses at the at the University of Nebraska – Omaha and supported local and state efforts to improve child welfare service delivery, particularly for Native families. Dakota Roundtree-Swain (they/them), Ph.D. (ABD), M.A. serves as a Consultant with the Capacity Building Center for States (The Center). They have over seven years of experience providing technical assistance, policy recommendations, and advocacy in child welfare systems on the state, regional, and national levels.

of growing up. ______________ 24 Buss, 2016

_________________________ Angelique Day, Ph.D., MSW, is an Associate Professor School of Social Work and Adjunct

© Sheldon Spotted Elk

Sheldon Spotted Elk is a Northern Cheyenne (Tsitsistas) and Ka'eskone Vehoo'o. He is a descendant of Indian Boarding School survivors and the colonial project that aimed to "kill the Indian, and save the man."

© Cannon Beach Oregon by Anisa Rahim

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