Category: juvenile justice

[Apply Now] Evaluation of Juvenile Corrections Executive Leadership Training

The U.S. Department of Justice’s National institute of Justice is seeking applications for funding for a rigorous evaluation project to examine juvenile corrections executive leadership training. The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is supporting training to assist juvenile facility superintendents and other juvenile corrections personnel in their efforts to develop and implement effective …

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[Apply Now] YouthBuild Program

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration is seeking applications for YouthBuild program grants. Authorized by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act these grants help organizations to provide pre-apprenticeship services that support education, occupational skills training, and employment services to high-risk youth, ages 16 to 24, including youth in foster care, youth involved in the criminal …

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[Register Now] 2019 Janet Reno Forum: Building the Ideal Juvenile Justice System–Guiding Principles and Strategies for Reform

Date: July 16, 2019 Time: 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. ET Location: Georgetown Hotel and Conference Center 3800 Reservoir Road Washington, DC 20057 Throughout the country, juvenile justice staff and partners have made great progress advancing approaches that improve outcomes for youth, families, and communities. Notable developments include the proliferation of actuarial tools to inform decision-making, reductions …

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Connecticut and Sonoma County, California Kick off Data-Driven Effort to Overhaul Juvenile Justice Systems

By The Council of State Governments Justice Center Connecticut and Sonoma County, California became the latest jurisdictions to join a national initiative and launch a data-driven effort to improve public safety and help create better futures for the young people involved with their juvenile justice systems. The endeavors are part of the Improving Outcomes for …

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[Apply Now] Youth Gang Desistance/Diversion Grant Program

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is seeking proposals from applicant jurisdictions struggling with high levels of youth gang violence to implement one or more components of the OJJDP Comprehensive Gang Model as part of a community- and data-driven desistance/diversion response to gang-related crime …

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Addressing the Training Needs of Juvenile Prosecutors Program

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is seeking applications for the FY 2019 Addressing the Training Needs of Juvenile Prosecutors Program. Prosecutors play a key role in ensuring an effective juvenile justice system; in most jurisdictions they support law enforcement, coordinate diversion programs, participate in detention hearings, prosecute defendants in …

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Connecting the Dots: Lessons Learned from a Comprehensive Juvenile Justice Systems Improvement Initiative

Hosted by the National Reentry Resource Center with funding support from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Download a PDF of the presentation. The Improving Outcomes for Youth (IOYouth) initiative—which is operated by the National Reentry Resource Center (NRRC)—helps state and local jurisdictions to align their juvenile justice systems’ …

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[Register for Webinar] Improving Practice and Outcomes for LGBTQI Youth

Hosted by the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators Date: Tuesday, June 11 Time: 4–5 p.m. ET This webinar will focus on implementing policies in the juvenile justice system that will improve outcomes for LGBTQI youth. Presenters: Samantha A. Wilson, Youth and Staff Safety Coordinator / PREA Coordinator, Colorado Division of Youth Services Anders Jacobson, Director …

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[Register for Webinar] Best Practices in Family Treatment Drug Courts

Hosted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s GAINS Center Family Treatment Drug Courts (FTDCs) take an integrated approach to work with people who have mental illnesses and substance addictions and involvement with the child welfare system. In this webinar three FTDCs will share strategies to achieve improved outcomes through specialized courtroom design, programming to support family engagement, relationships with partner agencies, and data collection to inform …

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Colorado Passes Juvenile Justice Reform Bill

By The Council of State Governments Justice Center Staff Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed the Juvenile Justice Reform Act (Senate Bill 108) on May 28—a crucial step toward aligning the state’s juvenile justice system with what research shows works to improve outcomes for youth, strengthen public safety, and efficiently use resources. Among other things, the …

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