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.
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.
The U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance is now accepting applications for demonstration projects that aim to reduce sexual victimization and establish “zero tolerance” for sexual abuse in confinement facilities, including prison and jails, juvenile facilities, community corrections facilities, and more.
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is now accepting proposals for original research and/or secondary analysis of existing data on girls who are at-risk and are involved with the justice system.
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is now accepting applications from nonprofit organizations interested in providing services to children with a parent incarcerated in a Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) correctional facility.
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.
This consensus report from Futures Without Violence is about children exposed to violence, and it explores policy solutions to help children, families, and communities heal and thrive.
This brief from the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform focuses on the key phases and components of the Crossover Youth Practice Model (CYPM) and provides guidance for jurisdictions interested in implementing it.
In this book, William R. Kelly discusses the policy, process, and funding innovations and priorities that the U.S. needs in order to effectively reduce crime, recidivism, victimization, and the high costs associated with the criminal justice system.
This brief from the National Center for Juvenile Justice’s Juvenile Justice Geography, Policy, Practice, and Statistics Project discusses the results of the first systematic scan of validated risk/needs assessment tools that are being used in juvenile probation agencies across the country.
This curriculum from the Equity Project is designed to help juvenile justice practitioners support lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth.
“Part of the awards we gave out were the awards recognizing that law enforcement does its best work when we’re working closely with the community, and when we have trust,” said Harris.
In Washington state, school suspension starts with kids as young as five years old, often beginning a downward spiral. Data show that certain children are punished again and again—missing weeks of class without a noticeable change in behavior.
The new discipline policy was approved by the school board for implementation this school year. It was designed to keep more students in class by limiting the number of behavior problems that would generate a suspension or expulsion.
Louisiana Senate President Pro Tem Sharon Broome all but shelved her plan Monday to generally ban out-of-school suspensions for Louisiana’s youngest public school students.
In preliminary legal settlements announced Tuesday, Contra Costa County’s probation department has agreed to end the practice of solitary confinement for youths in juvenile hall, while the county’s office of education will guarantee appropriate services for all youths with disabilities.