Category: Racial Disparities

2019 National Conference on Juvenile Justice

The 2019 National Conference on Juvenile Justice, led by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, will provide an opportunity for judges, probation officers, detention facility employees, and other stakeholders in the juvenile justice system to discover new and improved practices, share cutting-edge research, and explore positive case outcomes for youth involved in …

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Register for Training: Improving Youth Interactions through Fair and Impartial Justice

The National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College is hosting a training about merging local youth and justice data, local alternative intervention and prevention initiatives, and national efforts with the goal of improving youth interactions with the justice system. The training will focus on understanding the history of disproportionality and disparity and its …

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Data Shows It Is More Difficult to Be Black Than White in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County

News 5 Cleveland By Homa Bash Eye-opening new data from a local think tank shows it is more difficult to be black than white in Cleveland and in Cuyahoga County. The research from the Center for Community Solutions finds that there is no question that race matters when it comes to outcomes — health, economic, …

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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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Apply Now: Statewide Consumer Network Program

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) is seeking applications for FY 2019 Statewide Consumer Network Program grants. The purpose of the program is to improve efforts to address the needs of adults with serious mental illness (SMI) by developing and/or expanding peer support services, peer leadership, and peer …

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Gov. Brown Signs Bills to End Sentencing of 14-And 15-Year-Olds in Adult Criminal Court, Support Exonerated People after Prison

Los Angeles Sentinel By Sentinel News Service Gov. Brown today signed two research-based criminal justice reforms to improve rehabilitation and reduce the odds of re-offending. Senate Bill 1391 prohibits 14- and 15-year-olds from being tried as adults in criminal court and subsequently sent to adult prison. The bill reverses laws passed in the 1990s that …

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The Victims Who Don’t Count

The Marshall Project By Alysia Santo After his father was murdered in Sarasota, Florida, in 2015, Anthony “Amp” Campbell was in shock. Not only had he lost his role model and supporter, he also worried about coming up with $10,000 to pay for the funeral and burial. Campbell, an Alabama State University football coach, emptied …

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Volunteer Law Enforcement Officer Alliance Conference

The Volunteer Law Enforcement Officer Alliance (VLEOA) Conference, hosted by the Metropolitan Police Department of Washington, DC, will include sessions on topics such as implicit bias training, race in policing, and recruitment and retention. The MPD is the primary law enforcement agency for the nation’s capital and has approximately 3,850 sworn police officers and 650 civilian …

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Apply Now: Youth Justice Leadership Institute Fellowship

The National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN) is seeking applications for 2018–2019 Youth Justice Leadership Institute fellowships from advocates and organizers working to transform the youth justice field. The institute is a robust, year-long fellowship program that seeks to clear a broad path for people of color to lead justice system transformations. The program is geared towards individuals of color working as professionals in …

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Greene, Lenoir Counties Working with Courts to Keep Kids out of Jail

The Daily Reflector By Daily Reflector Staff Reducing law enforcement involvement in misconduct at school is one way leaders in Greene and Lenoir counties are trying to keep kids in school and out of court. Judges serving those communities were joined by law enforcement officers and school leaders on Friday to launch the School-Justice Partnership …

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