Category: Annie E. Casey Foundation

Apply Now: 2019–21 Juvenile Justice Youth Advisory Council

The Annie E. Casey Foundation is seeking emerging youth justice leaders from around the country to apply for the 2019–21 Juvenile Justice Youth Advisory Council. Members will support and contribute to a national juvenile justice reform movement, and candidates must be young adults, ages 18 to 25, who are interested in strengthening their leadership and …

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Codington County (SD) Takes Steps to Limit Prison Time for Children, Mentally Ill

Watertown Public Opinion By J.T. Fey Codington County Commissioners took two steps they hope will eventually help prevent kids and the mentally ill from spending much time in prison. The commissioners first voted 5-0 to authorize chairman Myron Johnson to sign a memorandum of understanding to establish the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative Committee. JDAI’s basic …

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Opinion: A Transformative Shift for Juvenile Justice

Governing By Feather O’Connor Houstoun In the decade since I left health and human services administration and its issues behind, promising shifts in juvenile justice policy and practice have gained momentum. Perhaps the most significant development is the resolution adopted this summer by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges laying out new …

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