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Keystone College Juvenile Justice Institute

Our Mission

The Keystone College Juvenile Justice Institute is dedicated to improving the lives of youth and families through development and implementation of evidence-based, trauma-responsive programs designed to strengthen communities and promote peaceful conflict resolution, toward the goal of reducing juvenile crime, avoiding incarceration, and enhancing community adjustment.

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Keystone College Juvenile Justice Institute 

Program Components

  • Trauma-informed/trauma-responsive practices:
    Recognizing the widespread experience of trauma and toxic stress, and providing children/youth with tools to effectively cope with those experiences
  • Restorative practices:
  • Establishing a foundation for healthy communities by improving and repairing interpersonal relationships

Specific Programming Elements

  • Assist students in “trauma-release” processes (dancing, rhythm/clapping games, etc.)
  • Assist students in “self-regulation” processes (guided meditation, yoga, breathing exercises, etc.)
  • Restorative practices (circle discussions – identifying emotions, identifying physical sensations, problem solving, social skills, etc.)
  • Student mentoring (homework help, projects, individual connection)

Major Projects

  • Mediation Center
  • Family Conferencing Center
  • Trauma-Informed Restorative Practices in School (comprehensive program under
    Consult with school personnel for specific needs
    Observe for specific needs
    Training for school personnel

“Potential for change and rehabilitation”

“This will be a great learning experience for our criminal justice, psychology, and social science majors, and any other Keystone student who wants to become involved in helping young people during stressful times in their lives.”


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Keystone College to host Clarks Summit University Transfer Day

Keystone College to host Clarks Summit University Transfer Day

Keystone College will host a Transfer Day for Clarks Summit University students on Thursday, July 18, beginning at 11 a.m. in the Fireplace Lounge of the Hibbard Campus Center on the La Plume campus. This CSU Transfer Day will be held prior to the College’s previously scheduled Transfer Orientation beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Marie Andreoli

Marie Andreoli, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology and Chair of Social and Behavioral Sciences Department

Deb Belknap

Deborah Belknap, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice & Social Sciences

Stacy Wyland

Stacey Wyland, M.S.
Associate Professor, Criminal Justice and Social Science