Category: juvenile justice

Nov 20

Apply Now: RFK National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice Training Institute

The Robert F. Kennedy National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice has launched a new training institute, featuring a portfolio of on-site training opportunities addressing critical topics in juvenile justice. The RFK National Resource Center training programs bring experts and experienced facilitators into local jurisdictions, ensuring that all vital leaders, staff, and stakeholders have the opportunity to …

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Oct 29

Black Girls, Who Often Have History of Trauma, Are 11 Times More Likely to Encounter Justice System

WESA By An-Li Herring Black girls in the Pittsburgh region are 11 times more likely than white girls to have contact with the juvenile justice system, according to a 2016 study, Inequities Affecting Black Girls in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. Nationally, the study notes, black girls are sent to juvenile justice three times as often as …

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Oct 25

Raise the Age Summit Sheds Light on Michigan’s Tough Juvenile Justice Laws

WLNS By Alexandra Ilitch Michigan is one of five states that automatically allows 17 year-olds to be tried and sentenced as adults. An effort, called Raise The Age in Michigan is working to showcase some of the pitfalls of that system and details why it says 17 year-old offenders should be tried as minors. Being …

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Oct 24

The Challenge of Crime in a Free Society: 50 Years Later Symposium

The George Washington Law Review and its co-sponsor, Dean Roger Fairfax of The George Washington University Law School, will hold a Fall Symposium marking the 50th Anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice report “The Challenge of Crime in a Free Society.” The report discussed issues confronting the criminal …

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Oct 09

More Than Four out of Five Kids Supervised by LA County Probation Had Contact with the Child Welfare System

WitnessLA By Taylor Walker The population of youth in Los Angeles County’s probation camps who have had contact with the child welfare system is larger than originally estimated, according to a study by the University of Southern California’s Children’s Data Network. Researchers connected the records of 387 youth who exited LA County Probation camps in 2015 …

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Oct 05

A Pipeline to Juvenile Detention? A New Study Aims to Find Where Officials Can Intervene

KPCC By Priska Neely A new study finds that the troubles of the hundreds of youth leaving the juvenile justice system in Los Angeles County each year may have started at home in early childhood. For most coming out of juvenile detention, the county’s child protective system had received a warning about their mistreatment as …

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Sep 26

Realizing the Full Vision of School Discipline Reform: A Framework for Statewide Change

This report draws on the experience of five states to present strategies that all states can use to achieve significant reductions in their use of suspensions. The report also offers recommendations for applying a data-driven approach to ensure that school discipline reforms not only reduce suspensions, but also foster supportive learning environments and ultimately improve …

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Sep 25

Register for Webinar: Young Adults Sentenced to State Prison

Hosted by the Vera Institute of Justice This webinar is geared towards state agencies interested in reforming the care and custody of young adults within their prisons. To learn about what such an effort looks like, the Connecticut Department of Corrections will discuss its approach to working with young adults through the implementation of the …

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Sep 25

Nevada’s Statewide Approach to Reducing Recidivism and Improving Outcomes for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System

As a result of participating in Improving Outcomes for Youth: A Statewide Juvenile Justice Initiative (IOYouth), Nevada passed legislation that supports the adoption and implementation of key policy and practice changes to the state’s juvenile justice system. This report summarizes the IOYouth process in Nevada, key findings from the CSG Justice Center’s comprehensive assessment of …

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Sep 24

Chronic Absenteeism in Arizona: Minutes Matter

Public News Service By Mary Kuhlman School is back in full swing in Arizona, and there’s work underway to ensure children are not missing out on the opportunity to learn. September is Attendance Awareness Month, and educators say it’s never too early to build a healthy habit of getting to school on time each and …

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