Category Archive: School Discipline

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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Jul 17

Some D.C. High Schools Are Reporting Only a Fraction of Suspensions

The Washington Post By Alejandra Matos and Emma Brown D.C. Public Schools has reported a dramatic decline in suspensions at a time when school systems around the country have been under pressure to take a less punitive approach to discipline. But a Washington Post analysis shows that at least seven of the city’s 18 high schools have kicked …

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Jul 17

Student Suspensions Will Now Be Used in New York State’s Revised Plan to Evaluate Schools

Chalkbeat By Monica Disare New York state’s plan to evaluate schools under the new federal education law is evolving. On Monday, education officials released revisions to their draft plan required by the Every Student Succeeds Act, adding out-of-school suspensions to the list of ways schools are rated. They also proposed changes to the way the …

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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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Jun 15

Zero Suspensions And An Unexplained Leap In Excessive Absences In Miami-Dade Schools

WLRN By Rowan Moore Gerety In the middle of the school year, Hayden Dallip was at home in Miami Gardens when he got a call from his seventh-grade daughter. “She was crying—she said, ‘Daddy, hurry up and come to the school.’ ” The phone call home came after a fight with another student. “I said, …

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May 18

Apply Now: School-Justice Partnerships Certificate Program

The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University is accepting applications for the School-Justice Partnerships Certificate Program, which is designed to provide school and district staff, court professionals, law enforcement, and other child-serving community leaders with the knowledge necessary to address the immediate and long-term needs of students in, or at risk of entering, …

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