Representatives from the CSG Justice Center briefed newly appointed U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch on a first-of-its-kind study of Texas youth involved in the juvenile justice system.
As the nation’s first multijurisdictional community court, the Red Hook Community Justice Center in Brooklyn has served as a neighborhood hub for clinical services, community service, youth programs, and other social supports since its founding in 2000.
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.
The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR) at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy is now accepting applications for its 2015 Multi-System Integration Certificate Program. The weeklong program, held October 29–November 4, is designed for professionals who want to learn how to improve outcomes for youth who are involved in multiple systems of care, particularly juvenile justice and child welfare systems, by improving systems collaboration.
The U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance is now accepting applications from state, local, and tribal jurisdictions interested in enhancing their information-sharing capacity through the use of innovative technological solutions. The purpose of the program is to address critical gaps in coordinating crime prevention across organizations and jurisdictions, so that they can better respond to threats to public safety.
Offered by the National Fatherhood Initiative, this program—designed for individuals who work with or wish to work with fathers and families in communities—provides online training around five core competency areas on effective father engagement.
In this webinar panelists share with participants the most recent research on how to reduce recidivism and improve outcomes for juveniles who have committed sexual offenses, and provide a practical example of how the Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission is working to achieve these goals.
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.
The Justice Research and Statistics Association and the National Criminal Justice Association have launched an online resource that contains toolkits on evidence-based practices.
This study from the New England Journal of Medicine highlights trends of mental health outpatient services for youth between the ages of 6 and 17. It reports that outpatient mental health service increased from 9.2 percent in 1996–1998 and 13.3 percent in 2010–2012.
This toolkit from the Heartland Alliance includes resources that offer a number of strategies for designing, implementing, and improving employment services for “opportunity youth”—defined as youth who are not working or in school—who have the greatest barriers to employment.
This brief from the Heartland Alliance highlights six principles for effectively serving “opportunity youth”—youth who are not working or in school—who would benefit from gaining work experience, but need help overcoming barriers to employment and accessing the labor market.
A number of recent studies and reports have examined the school-to-prison pipeline and its impact on students of color. This report from the Social Science Research Network looks at effects of the pipeline on American Indian students.
A new analysis of the discipline data shows that schools with more black students are also less likely to steer students to mental health services. By contrast, more heavily white schools were more likely to respond to infractions with counseling and to devise behavior plans to help a student deal with anger or hyperactivity, for example.
The Crime Report By Ted Gest As support for criminal justice reform has spread, many states have left the federal government behind when it comes to reducing their prison populations. There were 208,598 federal inmates as of yesterday, dwarfing the […]
The Obama administration has committed to helping formerly incarcerated youth and adults successfully transition back into their communities.
The U.S. Department of Labor is awarding $59 million to nonprofit organizations to develop or expand programs to improve the employment opportunities for adults and youth involved in the criminal justice system.
A groundbreaking new study, conducted by the Center for Community Alternatives, a New York-based organization that advocates on behalf of students who have had prior court involvement, found that half of all high schools disclose disciplinary information as requested, at least in some cases.