House Representatives Tony Cárdenas (D-CA) and Dave Reichert (R-WA) recently held a briefing to launch the bipartisan congressional Youth Development and Crime Prevention Caucus, with support from Representatives Bobby Scott (D-VA) and Ted Poe (R-TX).
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.
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.
On June 9, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan released a joint letter to every state school superintendent and attorney general to emphasize the commitment and efforts made by the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education to improve educational outcomes for youth in the juvenile justice system.
The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center released today a comprehensive report providing school leaders and state and local government officials more than 60 recommendations for overhauling their approach to school discipline.
Please join our Capitol Hill briefing webcast on July 28 at 2:30 p.m. ET.
The National Institute of Corrections is accepting applications from organizations, groups, or individuals to enter into a cooperative agreement to plan, develop, and implement a strategic communication plan for the Evidence Based Decision Making (EBDM) in Local and State Criminal Justice Systems initiative.
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is now accepting applications for funding under the FY2014 Tribal Healing to Wellness Court Responses to Underage Drinking initiative.
This webinar discusses the impact of trauma, mental health challenges, and substance use on women and girls and their families and communities, as well as strategies to address its impact.
During this webinar, officials from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention explain the grant program and the application process.
In this webinar, officials from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention explain the grant program and application process.
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 [...]
In this December 19, 2013 webinar staff from the CSG Justice Center’s National Reentry Resource Center provided an overview of the Planning & Implementation Guide and walked attendees through the instructions for completing the Guide.
The career and education guides at FireScience.org focus on public service and safety careers including firefighting, law enforcement, forestry, paramedics, and more.
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.
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.
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.
Youth involved with the juvenile justice system who are released from detention have higher mortality rates than the general public, according to this study published by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
For years, local correctional facilities have been packed to the breaking point. Currently, there are about 2,600 children in Clark County’s juvenile justice system, but one program is helping lower the incarceration rate.
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.
Reps. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.) and Frank Wolf (R-Va.) have introduced legislation to overhaul the national criminal justice system.
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has formed a new panel to study and recommend improvements to West Virginia’s juvenile justice system.
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.