Category: juvenile justice

Task Force Identifies Juvenile Justice Policies That Advance Colorado’s Effort to Enhance Public Safety and Improve Youth Outcomes

Office of Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper Gov. John Hickenlooper today praised the Improving Outcomes for Youth Statewide Task Force for developing policy recommendations that, if passed into law by state legislators, would strengthen the juvenile justice system, increase public safety, and lead to better outcomes for youth who come in contact with the juvenile justice …

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Apply Now: 2019 Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Juvenile Justice Certificate Program

The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR) is seeking applications for its second Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Juvenile Justice Certificate Program, which will be held March 25–29, 2019, at the Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center. Due to an overwhelming response to its 2018 offering, CJJR added a second cohort to its annual program. In partnership with the Center for …

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2019 National Mentoring Summit

The 2019 National Mentoring Summit, hosted by MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, will feature more than 80 workshops that explore this year’s theme: “Building Relationships, Advancing the Movement.” The workshops will offer an array of prevalent topics such as how to make programmatic changes based on research and data, collective impact in the mentoring field, and mentoring youth …

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Apply Now: Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resiliency in Education) State Education Agency Grants

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services is accepting applications for FY 2019 Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education) – State Education Agency (SEA) grants (Short Title: AWARE-SEA). The purpose of this program is to build or expand the capacity of state educational agencies, in partnership …

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Apply Now: Request for Proposals to Evaluate Early Diversion Programs for Young Adults and Adults

The New York County District Attorney’s Office (DANY) is requesting proposals to evaluate Early Diversion Programs for Young Adults and Adults. Applicants to evaluate the Early Diversion initiative should propose a research design that facilitates an implementation assessment, outcome evaluation, and cost-benefit analysis of the initiative. Although the programs that constitute the initiative are not exactly alike, they all involve …

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Register for Webinar: Positive Youth Outcomes Committee Education Series—Special Education

Hosted by the Positive Youth Outcomes Committee of the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators In this webinar presenters will address how to effectively respond to the educational needs of youth with emotional disturbances and learning disabilities who are placed in secure or residential treatment facilities. The Positive Youth Outcomes Committee is hosting this webinar as part …

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Register for Webinar: Training from A to E—Analysis to Evaluation

Hosted by the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) Learning Center This webinar will help agencies, trainers, curriculum designers, learning and performance professionals, leaders, and others involved in the corrections training profession from community corrections, jails, and prisons in both adult and juvenile justice settings learn about performance research and how it applies to corrections training, and will …

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Juveniles in Custody for Noncriminal Acts

This interactive publication from The Pew Charitable Trusts shows a state-by-state breakdown for probation violations and status offenses, such a truancy and running away. The publication uses data for the 50 states on the confinement of juveniles in each jurisdiction by percentage, number, and rate per 100,000 youth. Data show that the proportion of juveniles confined for …

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Apply Now: 2019–21 Juvenile Justice Youth Advisory Council

The Annie E. Casey Foundation is seeking emerging youth justice leaders from around the country to apply for the 2019–21 Juvenile Justice Youth Advisory Council. Members will support and contribute to a national juvenile justice reform movement, and candidates must be young adults, ages 18 to 25, who are interested in strengthening their leadership and …

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Apply Now: Youth in Custody Practice Model Initiative

The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy, in partnership with the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators, is now accepting applications for sites to participate in its Youth in Custody Practice Model (YICPM) initiative. Informed by research on “what works” in serving youth in custody, as well as professional standards …

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