Category Archive: juvenile justice

Jul 19

Register for Webinar: Practical Impact of the Age of Criminal Responsibility

Hosted by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention In this webinar, the Age of Criminal Responsibility Research Training and Technical Assistance Center, the National Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Resource Center, and the PREA Coordinator for the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department will discuss how age of criminal responsibility policies impact youth being served in …

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Jun 22

Apply Now: Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Juvenile Justice Certificate Program

The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University is hosting its fifth Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities Certificate Program, in partnership with the Center for Children’s Law and Policy. The program seeks to help jurisdictions reduce over-representation of youth of color in the juvenile justice system using a data-driven and research-based approach. Curriculum modules will …

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Jun 20

Juvenile Justice Reforms in Kansas Show Early Signs of Success

The Pew Charitable Trusts Last year, Kansas enacted reforms intended to improve its juvenile justice system by reducing the use of out of home placements and investing in community supervision and rehabilitative services—and they’re already showing early signs of success. The reforms, passed with strong bipartisan support as Senate Bill 367, restrict the placement of …

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Jun 19

Nevada Passes Juvenile Justice System Reform Act

By CSG Justice Center Staff Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval and the Juvenile Justice Improvement Initiative Task Force, celebrate after he signs the Juvenile Justice System Reform Act into law. Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval signed legislation on June 16 in Carson City that seeks to strengthen public safety and improve outcomes for youth in that state’s …

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Jun 16

Second Chance: Legislation Promotes Alternatives to School Suspensions

WRIC By Evanne Armour RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Before he became Del. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond), he wasn’t exactly a star student. “I was sort of what you would call in public schools a habitual offender,” he said. “I was that student that was getting suspended.” Bagby said it was his mentor who helped him turn …

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May 18

Apply Now: School-Justice Partnerships Certificate Program

The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University is accepting applications for the School-Justice Partnerships Certificate Program, which is designed to provide school and district staff, court professionals, law enforcement, and other child-serving community leaders with the knowledge necessary to address the immediate and long-term needs of students in, or at risk of entering, …

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May 18

Apply Now: Supporting the Well-Being of System-Involved LGBTQ Youth Certificate Program

The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University is now accepting applications for the Supporting the Well-Being of System-Involved LGBTQ Youth Certificate Program, which is designed to help juvenile justice, child welfare, and other system partners target and improve outcomes for at-risk LGBTQ youth. The program will focus on the particular challenges faced by LGBTQ youth in child-serving systems (including juvenile …

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Apr 18

New Mexico Kicks Off Comprehensive Juvenile Justice System Review

By CSG Justice Center Staff Justice Barbara Vigil, left, and CYFD Secretary Monique Jacobson launch the statewide review of the New Mexico juvenile justice system. New Mexico Supreme Court Justice Barbara Vigil joined Children, Youth & Families Department (CYFD) Secretary Monique Jacobson and leaders from all three branches of state government convened in Albuquerque on …

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Apr 16

Register for Webinar: Reentry Mentoring—Conversations from the Field on Working with System-Involved Youth

Hosted by MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership Date: Thursday, April 20 Time: 1:00–2:30 pm ET In this webinar, representatives from Family ReEntry, a Second Chance Act grantee; the Governor’s Prevention Partnership in Connecticut; and The Council of State Governments Justice Center will discuss how to engage youth involved with the juvenile justice system through mentoring. Family ReEntry …

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Apr 14

The Fortune Society on the passage of Raise the Age

Statement from The Fortune Society on the passage of Raise the Age   Monday, April 10, 2017 Statement from JoAnne Page, President and CEO of The Fortune Society, on the passage of Raise the Age New York, New York The Fortune Society applauds the passage of Raise the Age, and celebrates the positive impact that …

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