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Congress Approves Spending Packages to Fully Fund the U.S. Government

Congress Approves Spending Packages to Fully Fund the U.S. Government

Last December, President Donald Trump signed 2 appropriations packages, which contained all 12 appropriations bills, to fund the U.S. government for FY2020. These packages include funding for key criminal justice programs aimed at increasing public safety and reducing recidivism at the local and state levels.

Seven Sites Selected for Intensive Training to Transform Juvenile Probation

Seven Sites Selected for Intensive Training to Transform Juvenile Probation

Cross-disciplinary teams from these jurisdictions will complete a weeklong intensive training onsite in Washington, DC. Alongside experts from CJJR, the CSG Justice Center, and the Annie E. Casey Foundation, these teams—comprising chief probation officers, field probation officers, judges, prosecutors, and other officials—will collaboratively develop a capstone project and strategic action plan that details the specific changes they plan to enact upon completion of the training that will improve their system and the opportunities for youth within it.

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The Essential Role of Juvenile Diversion

The Essential Role of Juvenile Diversion

In 2016, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention began awarding grants to states seeking to revamp their juvenile diversion policies and practices, with the goal of reducing formal system contact, improving youth outcomes, and reducing racial and ethnic disparities. In this webinar, presenters share lessons learned from this and other juvenile diversion improvement initiatives.

Publications

Drug Courts Fact Sheet

Drug Courts Fact Sheet

This fact sheet provides a snapshot of recent research findings and links to various resources about drug courts.

A Design for Workforce Equity

A Design for Workforce Equity

This report proposes building a new future-proof Workforce Equity Trust Fund that will enshrine fundamental workforce protections into law.

Recent headlines

Maltreated Children More Likely to Be Juvenile Offenders

A new study published in the journal BMC Public Health reports that children who were physically or sexually abused, neglected or otherwise treated badly, are at higher risk of showing delinquent behavior or offending the law, as they grow into their teens and later into young adults.

How the Juvenile Justice System Is Failing Girls

As a youth advocate with the Philadelphia-based Juvenile Law Center, Bree recounted their experience of incarceration in a report. “I felt violated, like I wasn’t even a human being anymore.”

[Opinion] Charging Kids as Adults Counterproductive in Maryland

Instead of expanding the list of offenses for which young people are automatically charged as adults (as some legislators attempted last session), it’s time for policymakers to revise these ineffective laws as other states have done.