When You Decide: A Judges Guide to Pregnancy Prevention Among Foster Youth

When You Decide

Judges play an important role in ensuring that youth get the support, knowledge, and tools needed to make healthy long-term decisions regarding sex and reproduction. Three critical inquiries from the judge—Relationships, Knowledge, and Motivation—can support an environment in which pregnancy is delayed.

This toolkit supports judges in ensuring that appropriate system stakeholders (i.e. case workers, probation officers, Court Appointed Special Advocates, etc.) focus on sexual and reproductive health as an integral part of the youth’s case plan and that youth receive the support, knowledge, and tools needed to make healthy long-term decisions regarding sex and pregnancy planning.

To learn more about how to use this toolkit and/or training, please contact JeNeen Anderson at janderson@thenc.org

Publication date: September 2015