After commuting the sentences of 46 people convicted of nonviolent drug crimes earlier in the week, President Barack Obama said in a major speech on July 14 at the NAACP that it was time to reduce sentences for people convicted of nonviolent crimes generally and to invest in helping formerly incarcerated people reenter society.
Representatives from the CSG Justice Center briefed newly appointed U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch on a first-of-its-kind study of Texas youth involved in the juvenile justice system.
As the nation’s first multijurisdictional community court, the Red Hook Community Justice Center in Brooklyn has served as a neighborhood hub for clinical services, community service, youth programs, and other social supports since its founding in 2000.
President Obama unveiled his nearly $4 trillion budget proposal for 2016 this month, which allocates $1.14 billion for state and local law enforcement assistance.
This report from Vermont Legal Aid and the Vermont School Discipline Reform Coalition provides information critical to helping the state’s policymakers, educators, advocates, parents, and students best assess school discipline in Vermont.
Hosted by the Federal Partners Committee on Women and Trauma, this meeting will focus on how to expand and spread the conversation about trauma-informed approaches in the criminal justice system, education, health care, and communities.
The Institute for Educational Leadership is currently accepting applications from organizations interested in improving outcomes for youth involved in the court system through creating connections to career and employment information, education, and their communities.
The 12-month program focuses on the development of skill sets and capacity for community building, advocacy, and communication/messaging.
This archived webinar from the TA Network and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration discusses the overuse of psychotropic medication among children and youth with behavioral health needs, particularly among those enrolled in Medicaid.
In this webinar panelists share with participants the most recent research on how to reduce recidivism and improve outcomes for juveniles who have committed sexual offenses, and provide a practical example of how the Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission is working to achieve these goals.
The webinar is for 2014 Second Chance Act grantees that are developing a juvenile reentry strategy to reduce recidivism and improve other outcomes for youth under system supervision.
The webinar is for 2014 Second Chance Act grantees that are developing a comprehensive reentry strategy to reduce recidivism and improve other outcomes for youth under system supervision.
This orientation webinar, held on November 7, 2014, is for FY 2014 Second Chance Act (SCA) grantees developing and implementing juvenile reentry initiatives.
Using results from a 51-jurisdiction survey, this brief from the National Center for Juvenile Justice provides an overview of standardized mental health screening tools that are required at the state-level in juvenile detention, probation, and correction settings.
This report from the National Association of State Boards of Education explores the latest research on punitive school discipline and zero-tolerance policies, their effects on student achievement and engagement, and a range of more effective disciplinary strategies.
This guide from the Campaign for Youth Justice provides tips on how to plan an event for National Youth Justice Awareness Month, which is held every October to raise awareness of the consequences of youth prosecution and placement in the adult criminal justice system.
Risk and needs assessment instruments, with a moderate level of accuracy, can predict who is at risk for violent reoffending, according to a research brief from the Congressional Research Service.
The report examines the sexual abuse to prison pipeline for girls, a phenomenon in which sexual abuse experienced by girls is one of the primary predictors of their involvement with the juvenile justice system.
With the Obama administration focused on reducing the number of suspensions, expulsions and arrests in public schools, a new analysis of federal data identifies districts in 13 Southern states where black students are suspended or expelled at rates overwhelmingly higher than white children.
Solitary confinement is increasingly being questioned — by mental health officials, criminologists and, most recently, President Obama. Experts say its effects on juveniles can be particularly damaging because their minds and bodies are still developing, putting them at greater risk of psychological harm and leading to depression and other mental health problems.
The Greater Good Science Center’s new website, Greater Good in Action, offers many research-based practices that can easily be adapted to create a safe and supportive school culture. Here are a few examples.
Governor Christie has made reforming the criminal justice system a plank of his campaign for the White House, and on Monday signed into law a set of overhauls for imprisoned youth in New Jersey, including how long they may be kept in solitary confinement.
Black students made up just 18 percent of students in the public schools sampled by the New York Times in 2012, but “they accounted for 35 percent of those suspended once” and 39 percent of those expelled — examining federal data, the Times also noted that “nationwide, more than 70 percent of students involved in arrests or referrals to court are black or Hispanic.”