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Youth Services Policy Development Tool

General Material
Published Date
January, 2012

This tool outlines the key elements in building comprehensive, coherent, and youth survivor-centered organizational policies, including which policies a project team should have, why those policies are important, and how to develop those policies effectively. Within each section of the tool are examples of policy language selected from current Youth Services grantees who have developed and implemented successful programs or sample language.

This tool provides information on basic legal definitions and abuse-related terms; different types of policies affecting youth-serving organizations; and confidentiality, mandatory reporting, and minors consent to services. It also shows what policies can look like from a youth point of view and includes several templates of release forms.