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.
Congress funded three key programs championed by the Council of State Governments Justice Center as part of an appropriations bill that provided $26.7 billion to support U.S. Department of Justice programs.
The program seeks to increase the employability of people who are involved with the criminal justice system by establishing and providing these career-training programs during the 6- to 25-month period before their release from prison, jail, or juvenile facilities, with connections to follow-up services after release.
This grant program from the U.S. Department of Labor offers organizations the opportunity to develop and implement programs that focus on addressing employment barriers faced by youth who are involved with the court system.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is now accepting grant applications for this program, which supports the training of teachers and others who interact with youth through community-level programming, including parents, law enforcement, faith-based leaders, and more.
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 report from the Legal Action Center outlines the health, justice, and economic benefits of medication-assisted treatment (MAT), along with several policy recommendations for improving addiction treatment.
This report from the Center for Community Alternatives examines the impact that a request for disclosure of criminal records can have on applicants to the State University of New York, and suggests that it can lead to “felony application attrition,” a phenomenon where applicants do not complete their applications after seeing or responding to the relevant question.
This brief from the International Association of Chiefs of Police is designed to help law enforcement officials who interact with youth better understand normal adolescent development and behavior.
This resource, hosted by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and developed by the National Center for Juvenile Justice, offers access to statistics on a variety of juvenile justice topics at the national, state, and county levels. Such […]
This publication from the RAND Corporation identifies and prioritizes potential improvements in technology, policy, and practice in both community and institutional corrections.
Prison Director Gary Mohr outlined initiatives during a statewide reentry coalition meeting Thursday in Chillicothe that would recruit businesses to not only consider employing someone with a criminal record, but also interview them for a job before they are released.
Gov. Bruce Rauner’s Department of Juvenile Justice says it will retool efforts to keep low-risk juvenile offenders out of state facilities and help those who are incarcerated successfully re-enter their communities.
Juvenile justice advocates hailed Friday four key Florida Supreme Court decisions on life without parole and other extremely long sentences imposed on children. The decisions invoked U.S. Supreme Court rulings declaring unconstitutional mandatory sentences of juvenile life without parole (JLWOP) for murder and all JLWOP sentences for nonhomicide offenses.
The Supportive School Climate Act would address the so-called school-to-prison pipeline by reducing suspensions and expulsions and promoting positive, trusting relationships between students, especially those who have been abused, with adults in a school environment.
Providing lawyers to all defendants who face pretrial detention could keep many of them out of jail and save cities and counties money, says a new report from criminal justice experts.