Category: JJ roundup

Mar 14

Apply Now: Juvenile Justice Emergency Planning Demonstration Program

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is seeking applications for the FY 2018 Juvenile Justice Emergency Planning Demonstration Program. In 2009, OJJDP collaborated with several federal agencies as well as state, tribal, county, and local emergency management professionals to develop the Emergency Planning for Juvenile Justice Residential Facilities guide, which …

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Mar 13

Register for Webinar: Improving Education Quality in Juvenile Justice Facilities

Hosted by the American Youth Policy Forum The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) aims to provide all children with a significant opportunity to receive a fair, equitable, and high-quality education, and to close educational achievement gaps. This webinar will discuss what that goal means for students educated in juvenile justice facilities, focusing on a new …

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Mar 13

2018 Janet Reno Forum: Transforming Juvenile Justice Systems

The 2018 Janet Reno Forum, hosted by the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR) and The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center, will highlight six transformational strategies—identified through interviews with almost 50 thought leaders in the field—for restructuring and reorienting juvenile justice systems to more effectively enhance public safety and improve outcomes for youth. The …

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Mar 06

Teaching—and Reaching—Students behind Bars

Education Week By Sarah D. Sparks There are no guardhouses or concertina-topped fences around the Wyoming Girls School. There’s no need; the correctional facility nestles on a rural road off Interstate 90, almost dead-center of the state at the foot of the Bighorn Mountains, and no student has tried to run away in the last …

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Feb 28

Juvenile Injustice: Racial Disparities in Incarceration Start Early

Colorlines By Alfonso Serrano Much like its adult counterpart, the United States’ juvenile justice system teems with racial disparities and overcrowding in settings inundated with non-violent, low-level offenders, according to a new report. Nonprofit Prison Policy Initiative released Youth Confinement: The Whole Pie on February 27, 2018. Per the report, although Black kids represent less than 14 precent of all …

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Feb 22

Defining Justice: the Experience of Women and Children behind Bars Conference

The Defining Justice Series event, hosted by The Atlantic, will bring together leaders from Capitol Hill and around the country to discuss the state of criminal justice reform across America. In particular, the event will consider how renewed federal debate on the issue might impact women and youth in the justice system. The growing consensus around criminal …

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Feb 21

Wisconsin Assembly Approves Juvenile Prison Overhaul

Associated Press By Todd Richmond and Scott Bauer The state Assembly passed a sweeping bipartisan overhaul of Wisconsin’s juvenile justice system Wednesday, approving a bill that would close the troubled Lincoln Hills youth prison by 2021 and authorize $80 million in borrowing for new state and county youth facilities. Gov. Scott Walker supports the measure but …

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Feb 20

Register for Webinar: Advocating for LGBTQ+ Young People in Schools and Juvenile Justice Facilities

Hosted by the Legal Center for Youth Justice and Education The Legal Center for Youth Justice—a national collaboration of the Juvenile Law Center, the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Education Law Center-PA, and the ABA Center on Children and the Law—will host a webinar exploring the intersection of education and the juvenile justice system for LGBTQ+ youth, …

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Jan 22

Apply Now: 2018 Youth in Custody Certificate Program

The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR) is seeking applications for its 2018 Youth in Custody Certificate Program, which will be held at Georgetown University June 11–15, 2018. The training is designed to help leaders implement or accelerate systemic change to improve outcomes for youth in post-adjudication custody. As part of the program, participants are required to develop …

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Jan 21

Assessments Often Miss Mental Health Issues for Youth on Probation

Medical Xpress By Bert Gambini An assessment tool used by many jurisdictions within the juvenile justice system that is intended to help recognize the effects of adversity and trauma in children’s lives is not the best means of evaluating mental health problems faced by at-risk youth, according to new study by a University at Buffalo …

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