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John Jay

Positive Youth Justice

This website from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice’s Research and Evaluation Center supports and promotes youth justice programs that are informed by the science of adolescent development.

Announcements

Center for Juvenile Justice Reform

Call for Applicants to the 2015 Youth in Custody Certificate Program

The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University‘s McCourt School of Public Policy is now accepting applications for the 2015 Youth in Custody Certificate Program. Designed for professionals in the juvenile justice field, this weeklong program helps participants build the skills and capacity to begin or accelerate systematic change and improve the outcomes of youth in custody.

Office of Violence Against Women

Call for Applicants: Justice for Families Program

The purpose of the program is to improve the response in all aspects of the civil and criminal justice system to families with a history of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, as well as cases involving allegations of child sexual abuse.

Webinars

webinar

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

John Jay

Positive Youth Justice

This website from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice’s Research and Evaluation Center supports and promotes youth justice programs that are informed by the science of adolescent development.

Recent headlines

Study: Texas Juvenile Justice Reforms Having Positive Effect

A new nonpartisan study released on Thursday revealed positive effects from juvenile justice reforms passed in Texas during recent years, with the state showing a significant drop in the juvenile incarceration rate while the juvenile crime rate also fell during the same time period.

School Resource Officers: Safety Priority or Part of the Problem?

In theory, so-called school resource officers are supposed to foster exactly what many civil rights groups are campaigning for: better relations between law enforcement and citizens, particularly minorities and lower-income families. In practice, some say, they are worsening the situation, facilitating the “school-to-prison pipeline” rather than curbing it.

Texas Sees Drop in Juvenile Arrests Amid Reforms

A new study released Thursday found the Texas juvenile justice system’s shift from incarcerating youths in state prisons to local and community juvenile detention centers corresponds with the drop in crime committed by young people.