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Improving Education in Juvenile Correctional Facilities

Education in correctional facilities has gained national attention over the past year, with discussion of juvenile correctional education in particular included in such reports as the School Discipline Consensus Report and now a new set of guiding principles released by the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice.

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Congress Funds Key Criminal Justice Programs

Congress funded three key programs championed by the Council of State Governments Justice Center as part of an appropriations bill that provided $26.7 billion to support U.S. Department of Justice programs.

Announcements

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Youth Justice Leadership Institute

The National Juvenile Justice Network is now accepting applications for the Youth Justice Institute, a leadership development program for emerging professionals of color who have demonstrated commitment to juvenile justice reform.

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Call for Applicants for Face Forward Grants

This grant program from the U.S. Department of Labor offers organizations the opportunity to develop and implement programs that focus on addressing employment barriers faced by youth who are involved with the court system.

Webinars

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Improving Outcomes for Court-Involved Youth with Co-Occurring Disorders

This webinar provides an overview of three briefs that were recently published by National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges on the treatment of co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders among youth.

Publications

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The Effects of Adolescent Development on Policing

This brief from the International Association of Chiefs of Police is designed to help law enforcement officials who interact with youth better understand normal adolescent development and behavior.

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OJJDP’s Statistical Briefing Book on Youth

This resource, hosted by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and developed by the National Center for Juvenile Justice, offers access to statistics on a variety of juvenile justice topics at the national, state, and county levels. Such […]

Recent headlines

Florida Legislature Opens Door to For-profit Mental Health Services

Florida legislators have proposed at least 22 bills that make the most dramatic changes to the state’s mental health delivery system in decades. But there is a catch: the reform effort would also end the system’s dependence on not-for-profit managed care providers and would open the door to for-profit managed care companies to compete for the $506 million in state business.

Ohio Wants to Link Inmates to Jobs Upon Release

Prison Director Gary Mohr outlined initiatives during a statewide reentry coalition meeting that would recruit businesses to not only consider employing someone with a criminal record, but also interview them for a job before they are released.

Advocates Laud Florida Supreme Court Decisions

Juvenile justice advocates hailed Friday four key Florida Supreme Court decisions on life without parole and other extremely long sentences imposed on children. The decisions invoked U.S. Supreme Court rulings declaring unconstitutional mandatory sentences of juvenile life without parole (JLWOP) for murder and all JLWOP sentences for nonhomicide offenses.