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Improving Education in Juvenile Correctional Facilities

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.

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Congress Funds Key Criminal Justice Programs

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.

Announcements

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Call for Applicants for Face Forward Grants

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.

Webinars

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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.

Publications

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Criminal History Screening and College Application Attrition

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.

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The Effects of Adolescent Development on Policing

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.

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OJJDP’s Statistical Briefing Book on Youth

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 […]

Recent headlines

Ohio Wants to Link Inmates to Jobs Upon Release

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.

Advocates Laud Florida Supreme Court Decisions

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 Missing Public Defender

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.