Category Archive: School Discipline

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 21

Register for Webinar: Implementing Change—Working to Address the Intersections of Juvenile Justice and Youth Homelessness

Aug 21

Apply Now: Loyola University’s Online Certificate in School Discipline Reform

The School of Law and School of Education at Loyola University are accepting applications for fall and spring enrollment in their online certificate in School Discipline Reform. The part-time program is designed to equip education professionals with the tools and skills needed to implement holistic, prevention-oriented approaches to school discipline. The certificate is interdisciplinary and incorporates system …

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Aug 19

Juvenile Crime Rates Plummet in San Diego County Amid New Approaches to Tackling Youth Crime

The San Diego Tribune By Greg Moran When San Diego County went looking for grant funds to help build a 300-bed jail for juveniles, officials argued that the 1950s-era Juvenile Hall on Meadowlark Lane was strained to the breaking point. “There is literally no more room at the inn,” the county warned in a grant …

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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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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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