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Policy Briefs and Articles

The Evidence-Based Policy Institute (EBPI) is committed to providing the community with accurate and cutting-edge data on relevant issues that impact children and adolescents. Below you can access our collection of completed policy briefs that cover a range of different issues that impact youth. 


Dealing With the Mental Health Fallout of COVID-19  - January 2021

A Call for Expungment of Youth Criminal Records - August 2020

Briefs and Reports

Spotlight On: Supporting Transgender & Gender-Nonconforming (T/GNC) Youth in Massachusetts - April 2021

Spotlight On: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Children, Youth, and Families - September 2020

Promoting Positive Outcomes for Justice-Involved Youth: Implications for Policy, Systems, and Practice  - February 2019

Early Childhood Development: Implications for Policy, Systems, and Practice - March 2017

Upcoming Briefs and Reports

We're excited to announce that the Evidence-Based Policy Institute (EBPI) at JBCC is working with the Harvard Kennedy School to explore and address pressing issues impacting LGBTQ youth in the Commonwealth. Ultimately this project is intended to alleviate the disproportionate negative outcomes experienced by LGBTQ youth and promote the best possible outcomes through cross-system collaboration, and evidence-based policy development and service provision. Judge Baker Children's Center stands as an ally to LGBTQ youth and their families.