The University of South Florida recently hosted the 27th Annual Children’s Mental Health Research and Policy Conference in March 2014. At the event, over 550 researchers, evaluators, policymakers, parents, and advocates discussed new research on improving service systems for children and youth with mental health challenges and their families.
More than 500 researchers, evaluators, administrators, parents, and advocates came together at the 27th Annual Children’s Mental Health Research & Policy Conference, held in Tampa, Florida, on March 2–5 to discuss issues related to health, education, welfare, and juvenile justice.
By Elizabeth Seigle, Policy Analyst The ultimate indicators of a juvenile justice system’s success are recidivism reduction and improved positive youth outcomes. Yet, many jurisdictions struggle to collect and measure data on recidivism and other outcomes and to use this [...]
In February 2014, President Obama announced the historic My Brother’s Keeper initiative, an effort to provide greater opportunities to boys and young men of color, who as a group face disproportionate challenges and obstacles in school, with the criminal justice system, and within their communities and families.
When I took the gavel as CSG’s Chairman, I announced our national initiative “State Pathways to Prosperity,” which looks at various strategies to boost states’ efforts to improve education and workforce development. One aspect of this national initiative focuses on keeping kids in school and out of the juvenile justice system.
This webinar will discuss current trends in adolescent girl substance use as well as effective strategies for intervention, treatments, and support for girls.
The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy, the Juvenile Law Center, and the National League of Cities are now accepting applications for the 2014 Juvenile Diversion Certificate Program.
National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day takes place this year on May 8, 2014.
This video, aired on DC Public Safety Television and produced by Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia (CSOSA) and the Office of Cable Television, provides an overview of CSOSA’ efforts to implement best practices for [...]
In this December 19, 2013 webinar staff from the CSG Justice Center’s National Reentry Resource Center provided an overview of the Planning & Implementation Guide and walked attendees through the instructions for completing the Guide.
In this December 2013 webinar, Benjamin Chambers of the National Juvenile Justice Network discusses the prevalence of mental health and substance abuse issues among youth in the juvenile justice system.
The Coalition for Juvenile Justice held a webinar, “Recruitment, Re-Engagement and Reentry: Incorporating the Youth Voice into Juvenile Justice Reform,” on November 21, 2013 to discuss the progress and future of two programs: Raising Our Youth as Leaders Project and the Washington State Partnership Council of Juvenile Justice Youth Committee.
This webinar from the Institute of Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison examines research on incarceration, poverty, and the family.
The strategies presented here support the National Research Council’s recently published report calling for broad goals to which juvenile justice reform should be directed: holding youth accountable for wrongdoing, preventing further offending, and treating youth fairly.
Fewer Colorado students are being expelled as statewide reforms continue according to the “Colorado School Discipline Report Card” report released by Padres y Jovenes Unidos.
This report from the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island shows that the state’s public schools last year disproportionately suspended black students at the highest rate in nine years, while white students were suspended at record low rates.
Developed by the Opportunity to Learn Campaign, Advancement Project, American Federation of Teachers and National Education Association, this toolkit aims to help educators better understand what restorative practices are and how they foster safe learning environments through community building and constructive [...]
This brief from the CSG Justice Center enumerates those states that have enacted statutes relating to arming teachers and school staff. To download the brief, click here.
Gainesville schools have eliminated about 700 days of out-of-school suspension for students this academic year after implementing changes from the state juvenile code.The revised code was adopted by the Georgia General Assembly last year, with a Jan. 1 implementation date, and aims to reduce recidivism among truant, drug-using and other students with behavioral problems. The goal is prevention rather than suspension or prosecution.
A bill to reform the way juveniles are handled in Kentucky’s legal system received final Senate approval on Monday and now goes to Gov. Steve Beshear for his signature.
Dracut High School parent Victor Martinez informed the School Committee that his freshman daughter was slapped in the face by a male freshman in class last week, and Martinez said he plans to press charges of assault because he was not satisfied with the “inadequate” punishment meted out by the school.
Legislation sponsored by state Sen. Toi Hutchinson, D-Olympia Fields, passed the Senate on Tuesday that would require the Illinois State Board of Education to provide a comprehensive report on school discipline by Oct. 31, 2015.
Armed with the results of a survey of public school students in Charlottesville and Albemarle County, Sheila Herlihy on Monday made her case for bolstering child psychiatric care before several hundred people at the Church of the Incarnation.