Among the new awards are five $3 million Statewide Recidivism Reduction (SRR) implementation grants, awarded to Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Vermont.
The episode, entitled “Is This Working?,” catalogs a variety of stories of schools struggling with what to do with student misbehavior.
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and MacArthur Foundation Announce $2 Million in Funding for Juvenile Justice Programs
Since the release of the School Discipline Consensus Report in June, there have been a number of followup activities to promote the recommendations in the report more broadly.
In Washington State, King County’s Uniting for Youth initiative has brought together youth service agencies to develop cross-systems protocols and processes, and to institutionalize ongoing cross-systems training in an effort to reduce recidivism and improve youth outcomes.
The 12-month program focuses on the development of skill sets and capacity for community building, advocacy, and communication/messaging.
This webinar will discuss potential partnerships with these organizations and other strategies that can expand the outreach and enrollment of more eligible children and parents in Medicaid and CHIP.
The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) is now accepting comments on policies that help ensure affordable and adequate health care coverage for youth and children
This orientation webinar, held on November 7, 2014, is for FY 2014 Second Chance Act (SCA) grantees developing and implementing juvenile reentry initiatives.
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.
Presenters in this webinar discuss key strategies for providing high-quality education for youth in confinement, and strategies for helping youth to successfully transition from confinement to schools in their community.
This webinar reviews a groundbreaking report released by the CSG Justice Center in June 2014, which provides 60 bipartisan field-driven policy and practice recommendations to provide students with safe, productive learning environments; effectively respond to students’ behavioral health needs; limit [...]
This webinar summarizes the issue brief Measuring and using Juvenile Recidivism Data to Inform Policy, Practice, and Resource Allocation, and its five recommendations for improving juvenile justice systems’ approaches to the measurement, analysis, collection, reporting, and use of recidivism data.
This website hosted by the National Criminal Justice Association provides resources on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for criminal justice system stakeholders.
This report from the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice analyzes Massachusetts’ most recent school discipline data and finds that students of color, students with disabilities, and charter school students in Massachusetts are disproportionately likely to be suspended, particularly for minor misbehavior.
This resource tool from JBS International, Inc., and Georgetown University National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health provides information on existing research, knowledge, practices, and approaches that are effective in addressing trauma.
This tip sheet from the National Juvenile Justice Network and Safely Home Campaign discusses the fundamental characteristics of effective community-based supervision programs, including being evidence-based, using a strength-based/positive youth development approach, having court accountability and family engagement elements, using follow-up [...]
The National Criminal Justice Reference Service has compiled resources on topics associated with school safety for youth, including topics on bullying, violence, and school safety training. In addition, it provides information on the National Institute of Justice’s Comprehensive School Safety Initiative, which aims to produce information on evidence-based practices for keeping schools safe.
As discussed in Part 1 of this series, at-risk youth are often the ones who can benefit most from youth development programs like 4-H. At-risk youth can include an array of youth in different situations, including disenfranchised youth, youth out of school, youth at risk of dropping out school, youth involved in the juvenile justice system, runaway youth and homeless youth.
Over the past two decades, hundreds of elementary and middle schools across the country have embraced an uncompromisingly stern approach to educating low-income students of color.
Boston charter schools are far more likely than traditional school systems to suspend students, usually for minor infractions such as violating dress codes or being disrespectful, a high-risk disciplinary action that could cause students to disengage from their classes, according to a report released Tuesday.
A new report examining student conduct and discipline shows that suspensions continue to be alarmingly high in the Rochester City School District in New York State.
Truancy, bullying, and other conflicts among students are down and in-school suspensions have declined 75 percent at a San Antonio middle school two years after University of Texas at Austin researchers helped implement “restorative discipline” as an alternative to “zero tolerance” policies, according to second-year findings involving a three-year initiative.