Category: juvenile justice

[Register for Webinar] The Essential Role of Juvenile Diversion

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  Date: Monday, Sept. 23 Time: 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. ET In 2016, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention began awarding grants to states seeking to revamp their juvenile diversion policies and …

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Juvenile Justice: How Maryland Breaks the Cycle of Detention with Family Support

Salisbury Daily Times By Kaisha Young Over the last two decades, states across the U.S. — including Maryland — have shifted their approach to juvenile justice. In 2018, the total number of juvenile detention admissions on the lower Eastern Shore dropped 12 percent from the previous year, according to the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services. While there are …

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A Right to Liberty: Reforming Juvenile Money Bail

This snapshot from the National Juvenile Defender Center is based on statutory analysis and interviews with juvenile defenders in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. It examines how state laws governing money bail in delinquency proceedings are put into practice in local jurisdictions and how those practices can impact youth and their families in …

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[Register for Webinar] The Role of Staff Wellness in Retention

Hosted by the Performance-based Standards Learning Institute Excessive use of overtime, competing work demands, and high expectations regarding interacting with youth, can lead to burnout for juvenile justice direct care staff. This webinar will focus on the impact that staff wellness has on staff retention. Panelists will describe trauma and wellness, share strategies for maintaining a …

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The National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice: Key Process and Outcome Evaluation Findings

This brief from the Urban Institute highlights key evaluation findings from the National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice, a six-city effort to promote more equitable, just, and respectful policing practices and improve relationships and trust between law enforcement and community members. The Initiative consisted of officer training, departmental policy changes, and a reconciliation process …

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[Apply Now] Dennis M. Mondoro Probation and Juvenile Justice System Enhancement Project

The Robert F. Kennedy (RFK) National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice is seeking applications for jurisdictions to apply to become one of three selected sites to receive consultation and technical assistance to undertake a comprehensive Probation System Review. This opportunity is made possible through the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s Second Chance Act Ensuring …

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Children of Incarcerated Parents Have More Substance Abuse, Anxiety

Science Daily By Science Daily Staff Children of incarcerated parents are six times more likely than other children to develop a substance use disorder as adults and nearly twice as likely to have diagnosable anxiety, according to new research from the Center for Child and Family Policy at the Duke University Sanford School of Public …

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Patterns and Trends in Educational Opportunity for Students in Juvenile Justice Schools: Updates and New Insights

Every two years the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights conducts the Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC), which includes information about school demographics, course enrollment, discipline, and other measures of school quality. For the first time in 2013-14 and again in the 2015-16 collection, the CRDC included juvenile justice schools, which serve approximately …

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Twenty-Fifth National Symposium on Juvenile Services

The 25th National Symposium on Juvenile Services, hosted by the National Partnership for Juvenile Services, is designed to bring together leadership and direct care professionals from juvenile services with other human services professionals. The symposium will feature training as well as the opportunity to network and share innovative program service approaches being implemented within the juvenile justice system …

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International Association of Chiefs of Police Annual Conference and Exposition

Since 1893, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) has been shaping the law enforcement profession. The IACP Annual Conference and Exposition has been the foundation, providing leaders with new strategies, techniques, and resources they need to successfully navigate the evolving policing environment. The education program will include topics that address contemporary or emerging issues …

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