Category: JJ roundup

May 30

Juvenile Defenders and Civil Legal Aid Attorneys Collaborating for Record Clearance

Hosted by the Clean Slate Clearinghouse with funding support from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance This webinar explores ways that juvenile defenders and civil legal aid attorneys can partner to share expertise and provide essential legal representation for youth facing the …

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May 21

Apply Now: Drug Treatment Courts Program

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is seeking applications for the FY 2018 Drug Treatment Courts Program, which builds the capacity of states, state and local courts, local governments, and federally recognized tribal governments to enhance pre-existing drug courts or implement new drug courts for youth in the …

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May 21

Apply Now: Supporting Tribal Youth—Training and Technical Assistance and Youth Leadership Development Program

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is seeking applications for the FY 2018 Supporting Tribal Youth: Training and Technical Assistance and Youth Leadership Development program. The program aims to (1) provide training and technical assistance to all federally recognized tribes around juvenile justice issues, including intensive support to …

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May 21

Transforming Juvenile Justice Systems to Improve Public Safety and Youth Outcomes

This publication from the CSG Justice Center and the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR) at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy provides a roadmap of six innovative strategies that states and localities can follow to make sweeping changes to their juvenile justice systems. Facing stubbornly high recidivism rates and limited resources, juvenile justice systems need …

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May 18

Apply Now: Mentoring Opportunities for Youth Initiative

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is accepting applications for the FY 2018 Mentoring Opportunities for Youth Initiative grant program. The program aims to provide support to organizations as they strengthen and/or expand their existing mentoring activities with active chapters, subawardees, and/or other mentoring organizations. Mentoring activities include direct one-on-one, group, peer, …

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May 18

24th National Symposium on Juvenile Services

The 24th National Symposium on Juvenile Services, hosted by the National Partnership for Juvenile Services, is designed to bring together leadership and direct care professionals from juvenile services with other human services professionals. The symposium will feature training as well as the opportunity to network and share innovative program service approaches being implemented within the juvenile justice system …

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May 14

Apply Now: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Mental Health Awareness Training Program

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Center for Mental Health Services is accepting applications for FY 2018 Mental Health Awareness Training grants. The purpose of the program is to: (1) train individuals (e.g., school personnel, emergency first responders, law enforcement officers, veterans, armed services members and their families) to recognize the signs and symptoms …

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May 14

Colorado Launches Comprehensive Review of Juvenile Justice System

Office of Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced a comprehensive review of Colorado’s juvenile justice system. The Governor was joined by Sen. Bob Gardner (R), Rep. Pete Lee (D), and Justice Brian Boatright of the Colorado Supreme Court in the effort to ensure that youth who find themselves in corrections at an …

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May 03

Coming Together for Action Conference

The Global Alliance for Behavioral Health and Social Justice is partnering with the Colorado School of Public Health to convene an interdisciplinary conference that brings together people and ideas committed to promoting behavioral health, social justice, and healthier communities. The conference aims to stimulate community action, particularly in relation to more effectively meeting the needs of people with mental …

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May 01

Continuity Counts: Coordinated Education Systems for Students in Transition

This publication from Bellwether Education Partners makes the case that the education system can serve as an effective through-line for children and youth experiencing traumatic life experiences—such as a placement in foster care, or experiencing homelessness or incarceration—by using two key levers for change: continuity of people and continuity of information. The paper argues that improving the continuity of people—by, for …

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