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.
According to a 2014 national public opinion poll by The Pew Charitable Trusts, a majority of Americans support the use of alternatives to incarceration for youth who have committed low-level offenses.
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.
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.
This webinar will discuss state laws and policies that fail to adequately protect youth, creating potential obstacles to employment, education, and housing.
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.
This webinar will focus on the tools, strategies, and supports policymakers and practitioners can use to implement the recommendations described in the CSG Justice Center’s School Discipline Consensus Report: Strategies from the Field to Keep Students Engaged in School and out of the Juvenile Justice System.
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.
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 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.
This guide from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) explains the legal rights of job applicants and employees regarding background checks.
This toolkit by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services trains frontline law enforcement officers on how to recognize and respond to child sex trafficking in the field.
Study Shows Community-Based Supervision, Not State-Run Incarceration, Leads to More Success for Texas Youth in Juvenile Justice System.
This chart provides an overview of input from U.S. states on the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
Lawmakers took a step closer toward securing data about racial profiling by law enforcement in South Carolina.
Research looks at factors like personality, substance abuse history, and hobbies in order to determine the risk of a new offense may be helping cut the rate.
Job seekers applying for work with the state of Georgia will no longer need to disclose prior criminal convictions on their initial applications.
Suspension rates dropped for many of the nation’s school districts, but U.S. students still lost about 18 million days of instruction to out-of-school punishments in the 2011–2012 school year.
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.