Instead of suspending or expelling students who get into fights or act out, restorative justice seeks to resolve conflicts and build school community through talking and group dialogue.
The Tennessean By Jamie McGee Corey Garrett knows the routine well. A few minutes into a job interview, the felony question comes up and he explains his drug charges. The conversation ends with “We’ll call you,” but he knows the […]
Instead of the old, zero-tolerance approach, principals in Kent County, Washington, now have more discretion to weigh the factors behind kids’ behavior.
Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) introduced a bill Thursday that would update national standards covering how the justice system treats minors.
The effort, dubbed “Stepping Up: A National Initiative to Reduce the Number of People with Mental Illnesses in Jails,” follows the rise in the number of people with mental disorders booked into local jails, now estimated to top two million annually.
The biggest sign of progress when it comes to juvenile justice in Massachusetts in 2014 is a major change in thinking, according to local experts.
The first prison re-entry training program was held in Washington County on Saturday by Gatekeepers. The organization’s mission is to help transition ex-offenders back into their communities, by teaching local church members and others how to be mentors.
A couple of months ago, New York City Council showed general support for a proposal that would effectively ban credit checks in hiring and other personnel decisions. As the council continues to debate credit checks, it also is considering a mayor-backed proposal (Int. No. 318) that would remove another potential barrier to hire—an applicant’s criminal history.
Ohio is using a federal grant to help expand families’ access to drug courts to address the impact of the state’s addiction epidemic.
In five weeks since the passage of Prop 47, county jail populations locally and across the state have plunged, with drug arrests no longer translating into automatic incarceration.