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Coverage of the School Discipline Consensus Report

The Council of State Governments Justice Center (CSG Justice Center) released the School Discipline Consensus Report on June 3. The report generated significant media attention, including articles and op-eds in The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times, among others.

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Bill Introduced to Improve School Discipline and Youth Outcomes

On June 25, Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) held a congressional briefing to introduce the Better Options for Kids Act, a bill that provides incentives to states to adopt evidence-based, cost-effective policies that support the elimination of harsh school disciplinary actions and juvenile court punishment for minor offenses.

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Youthful Offenders – DC Public Safety Television

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 [...]

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Online Training Series on Juvenile Interviewing and Interrogation

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention has released a free, online training series on effective juvenile interviewing and interrogation techniques.

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Alone: Teens in Solitary Confinement

This documentary from The Center for Investigative Reporting captures the stories of youth who have been in solitary confinement, and includes perspectives from youth and correctional personnel.

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Video: “Why Youth Join Gangs”

This video from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and National Gang Center features perspectives and insight from gang researchers, practitioners, and youth who were previously involved in gangs.

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New Teen Custody Rules Would Widen Feds’ Oversight of Juvenile Justice

The Department of Justice (DOJ) is preparing to impose new requirements on states for confining juveniles suspected of crimes. The rules could require state and local officials to spend significantly more money at a time when federal aid for juvenile justice is declining.

D.C. Bans School Suspensions, Declaring Them Racist

Bowing to federal pressure and joining other districts, Washington, D.C., schools will also stop suspending bad kids. For one of the nation’s most violent districts, this does not bode well.