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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

U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance

Call for Applications to the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program

The program is designed to increase public safety and improve access to effective treatment for people with mental disorders who are involved with the criminal justice system by facilitating collaboration among the criminal justice, juvenile justice, mental health treatment, and substance use systems.

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 State of Sentencing 2014

This publication from The Sentencing Project highlights policy changes in both adult and juvenile justice systems in 30 states and the District of Columbia during 2014. Highlighted policy changes relate to sentencing, probation and parole, collateral consequences, juvenile justice, mental health and substance use treatment, and more.

Recent headlines

Analysis Identifies States, Districts With the Most Problematic Discipline Rates

Overreliance on suspensions in school discipline and disproportionately high suspension rates for students of color remain a national problem, a new report says, but merely examining nationwide statistics masks the progress that many districts have made in reducing classroom removals and closing the gaps between racial and ethnic groups.