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New Updates to National Juvenile Court Data Archive

The National Juvenile Court Data Archive has been updated. The archive, hosted by National Center for Juvenile Justice, contains juvenile court data from across the country that is used to inform juvenile justice research and policymaking. New resources include an [...]

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Improving Outcomes for Court-Involved Youth with Co-Occurring Disorders

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.

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School Discipline Webinar for School Administrators, Educators, and Staff

This webinar reviews a groundbreaking report released by the CSG Justice Center in June 2014, which provides 60 bipartisan field-driven policy and practice recommendations to provide students with safe, productive learning environments; effectively respond to students’ behavioral health needs; limit [...]

Publications

Not Measuring Up

Not Measuring Up

This report from the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice analyzes Massachusetts’ most recent school discipline data and finds that students of color, students with disabilities, and charter school students in Massachusetts are disproportionately likely to be suspended, particularly for minor misbehavior.

School Safety Special Feature

School Safety Special Feature

The National Criminal Justice Reference Service has compiled resources on topics associated with school safety for youth, including topics on bullying, violence, and school safety training. In addition, it provides information on the National Institute of Justice’s Comprehensive School Safety Initiative, which aims to produce information on evidence-based practices for keeping schools safe.

Dignity in Schools

Accountability Guidelines on School Pushout and Charter Schools

The guidelines from the Dignity in Schools Campaign encourage all schools that receive public funding to implement best practices that will help dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline through inclusive and positive school discipline practices.

National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice

Collaborative for Change Resource Package

This resource package from the Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Collaborative for Change provides information on the prevalence, identification, and treatment of co-occurring disorders among youth involved with the juvenile justice system.

Recent headlines

Engaging At-Risk Youth in Youth Development Programs – Part 2

As discussed in Part 1 of this series, at-risk youth are often the ones who can benefit most from youth development programs like 4-H. At-risk youth can include an array of youth in different situations, including disenfranchised youth, youth out of school, youth at risk of dropping out school, youth involved in the juvenile justice system, runaway youth and homeless youth.

How Strict Is Too Strict?

Over the past two decades, hundreds of elementary and middle schools across the country have embraced an uncompromisingly stern approach to educating low-income students of color.

Charter Schools Suspend More than Traditional Schools

Boston charter schools are far more likely than traditional school systems to suspend students, usually for minor infractions such as violating dress codes or being disrespectful, a high-risk disciplinary action that could cause students to disengage from their classes, according to a report released Tuesday.

City Schools’ Suspensions Challenged

A new report examining student conduct and discipline shows that suspensions continue to be alarmingly high in the Rochester City School District in New York State.

Conflicts and In-School Suspensions Drop Sharply at Middle School During Second Year of “Restorative Discipline” Initiative

Truancy, bullying, and other conflicts among students are down and in-school suspensions have declined 75 percent at a San Antonio middle school two years after University of Texas at Austin researchers helped implement “restorative discipline” as an alternative to “zero tolerance” policies, according to second-year findings involving a three-year initiative.