Category: juvenile justice

20th Global Youth Justice Training Conference

The 20th Global Youth Justice Training will offer information on teen, peer, youth, student, court, and peer jury diversion programs, which are volunteer-driven youth justice and juvenile justice diversion programs that harness positive peer pressure in a peer judgment setting to help address antisocial, delinquent, and criminal behavior. There will be more than 20 training sessions …

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Kids with Cognitive Problems Can Be Locked up for Years without a Trial

Mother Jones By Samantha Michaels By the time he turned 15, Jesus G. was hearing voices and having suicidal thoughts. It was early 2013, and he’d been living at the Central Juvenile Hall in Los Angeles for more than a year, though he’d never been tried or found guilty of a crime. In late 2011, …

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Register for Webinar: Myths, Realities, & Best Practices for Psychiatrists Treating Justice-Involved Populations in Community Care

Hosted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and Policy Research Associates Date: Wednesday, September 12 Time: 11 a.m.—1 p.m. ET This webinar will explore the myths, realities, and best practices related to treating justice-involved populations, and also provide access to supplemental information on LGBTQ populations, transition-aged youth, co-occurring disorders, and veterans who are …

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Effectively Engaging the Community in Juvenile 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 Download a PDF of the presentation. Does your office provide juvenile record clearance representation? Are there many young people in your community who are eligible for …

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Register for Webinar: Effectively Engaging the Community in Juvenile 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 Date: Wednesday, Aug. 22 Time: 2–3 p.m. ET Does your office provide juvenile record clearance representation? Are there many young people in your community who are …

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Apply Now: Gang Suppression Planning Grants Program

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is seeking grants for the FY 2018 Gang Suppression Planning Grants Program. It is designed to reduce violent crime, gangs, and victimization as well as to promote public safety in communities through planning support to eligible localities and building capacity for a …

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Improving Outcomes for Justice-Involved Youth Through Structured Decision-Making and Diversion

This issue brief from the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy highlights research, strategies, and local reform efforts aimed at improving youth outcomes through structured decision-making tools and diversion. As an example, the issue brief highlights the work of system officials from Fairfax County, Virginia, who have made significant progress …

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Public Safety Assessment Website

This new website from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF)  offers an array of resources to support jurisdictions in implementing the Public Safety Assessment (PSA). The resources have been carefully developed in partnership with technical assistance providers, current PSA jurisdiction leaders, and other valued stakeholders, and capture and distill the LJAF’s years of experience helping …

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Opinion: Jail Is No Place for Maine’s At-Risk Youth

Bangor Daily News By Seth Levy Children do not belong in jails. Being in jail is a traumatizing experience for a child and, to be clear, Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland is a jail. According to the 2017 report by the Center for Children’s Law and Policy: “Long Creek houses many youth with profound …

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Forty-First Juvenile Justice Symposium

The 41st Juvenile Justice Symposium, hosted by the Mississippi Division of Public Safety Planning-Programs and the Mississippi Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee, will provide a venue where participants from varying disciplines can receive appropriate resources to help prevent juvenile delinquency by educating the professionals who serve throughout the state of Mississippi and the nation. The theme for this year’s event …

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