Category: JJ roundup

2020 National Mentoring Summit

The 2020 National Mentoring Summit, hosted by MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, will feature more than 95 workshops that explore this year’s theme: “Building Relationships, Advancing the Movement.” The workshops will offer an array of topics, including how to make programmatic changes based on research and data, collective impact in the mentoring field, and mentoring youth who have mental illnesses. …

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33rd Annual Research and Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health

Since 1988, this annual conference has been a leader in promoting the development of the research base essential to improved service systems for children and youth with mental health challenges and their families, including youth involved in the juvenile justice system. Known widely as “The Tampa Conference,” this annual gathering of more than 700 researchers, …

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[Apply Now] Length of Stay Policy Academy

The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform, in partnership with the Pew Charitable Trusts and the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators, is seeking proposals for the 2020–2021 Length of Stay Policy Academy. As part of this opportunity, participant teams will join with researchers, policymakers and practitioners for a 3.5-day period of intensive learning, discussion, and planning March 23–26, 2020 …

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[Opinion] Charging Kids as Adults Counterproductive in Maryland

The Baltimore Sun By Emily Moody Each year, hundreds of Maryland youths are automatically charged as if they were adults in the criminal justice system. While perhaps intended to promote public safety, research suggests this policy is bad for kids and communities. It needs to be reformed. Prior to the ’80s and ’90s, youths were rarely charged …

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Connecticut’s Crime Rate, Arrests, Probation and Prison Populations All Down

The CT Mirror By Kelan Lyons The number of people admitted to Connecticut prisons and jails declined sharply between 2009 and 2018, and the reason likely isn’t what you think. “People are concerned that perhaps the reason we’ve seen the prison population fall is because we just released a lot of people from prison,” Kyle …

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States Miss Chances to Help Youth in Justice System Find Work

The Crime Report By Crime Report Staff State juvenile correctional agencies do a poor job of preparing youth in the juvenile justice system for employment, The Council of State Governments Justice Center says in a new report. States miss opportunities to help youth get critical career skills to overcome hurdles they face seeking jobs, the center …

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Juvenile Justice: How Maryland Breaks the Cycle of Detention with Family Support

Salisbury Daily Times By Kaisha Young Over the last two decades, states across the U.S. — including Maryland — have shifted their approach to juvenile justice. In 2018, the total number of juvenile detention admissions on the lower Eastern Shore dropped 12 percent from the previous year, according to the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services. While there are …

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[Register for Webinar] The Role of Staff Wellness in Retention

Hosted by the Performance-based Standards Learning Institute Excessive use of overtime, competing work demands, and high expectations regarding interacting with youth, can lead to burnout for juvenile justice direct care staff. This webinar will focus on the impact that staff wellness has on staff retention. Panelists will describe trauma and wellness, share strategies for maintaining a …

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The National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice: Key Process and Outcome Evaluation Findings

This brief from the Urban Institute highlights key evaluation findings from the National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice, a six-city effort to promote more equitable, just, and respectful policing practices and improve relationships and trust between law enforcement and community members. The Initiative consisted of officer training, departmental policy changes, and a reconciliation process …

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[Apply Now] Dennis M. Mondoro Probation and Juvenile Justice System Enhancement Project

The Robert F. Kennedy (RFK) National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice is seeking applications for jurisdictions to apply to become one of three selected sites to receive consultation and technical assistance to undertake a comprehensive Probation System Review. This opportunity is made possible through the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s Second Chance Act Ensuring …

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