Category Archive: juvenile justice

Sep 13

Palm Beach County Program Partners with Probation Officers to Improve Reentry, One Youth at a Time

By Cynthia Thaler and Katy Albis A Palm Beach County probation officer speaks with youth under his supervision about the importance of reentry services. Steven’s path to college had a few detours. As a child, he was in and out of foster care, and at 17 he was placed in a Florida Department of Juvenile …

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Aug 30

Opinion: A Transformative Shift for Juvenile Justice

Governing By Feather O’Connor Houstoun In the decade since I left health and human services administration and its issues behind, promising shifts in juvenile justice policy and practice have gained momentum. Perhaps the most significant development is the resolution adopted this summer by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges laying out new …

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Aug 30

Improving Access to Career Pathways for Philadelphia’s Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice System Involved Youth

This report from the Juvenile Law Center takes a focused look at the barriers to career pathways that system-involved youth encounter. Based on an in-depth needs assessment of the Philadelphia community, the report offers five strategies to improve access to career-focused programs and early work experiences for youth in the child welfare or juvenile justice system, …

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Aug 24

Effectively Implementing Family Engagement and Involvement Practices for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System

Hosted by the National Reentry Resource Center, with funding support from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance Research shows that youth who have supportive caregivers have better outcomes than youth with less supportive caregivers. This is true across the juvenile justice, child welfare, behavioral health, and education systems. Youth whose caregivers do not …

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Aug 23

Apply Now: Public Welfare Foundation Criminal and Youth Justice Programs

The Public Welfare Foundation is currently accepting letters of intent for projects that support efforts to advance justice and opportunity for people in need, particularly in the areas of racial equity and economic well-being. The foundation looks for strategic points where its funds can make a significant difference and improve lives through policy and system …

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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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