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.
Among the new awards are five $3 million Statewide Recidivism Reduction (SRR) implementation grants, awarded to Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Vermont.
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.
Hosted by the National Commission on Correctional Health Care, this conference will feature updated and new patient care strategies that help optimize health care decisions within correctional systems.
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention recognizes individuals, organizations, and agencies that have made a difference in recovering abducted children and protecting children from exploitation.
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.
Presenters in this webinar discuss key strategies for providing high-quality education for youth in confinement, and strategies for helping youth to successfully transition from confinement to schools in their community.
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.
This report from the National Employment Law Project provides an overview of Ban the Box initiatives across the United States.
This paper from the Discipline Disparities Research to Practice Collaborative highlights how interactions across racial lines can yield different outcomes in school discipline, often with devastating consequences for youth of color.
The report finds that the long-term consequences of youth incarceration cost taxpayers between $8 billion and $21 billion each year.
This toolkit from the Vera Institute of Justice provides resources and a guide on cost-benefit analysis (CBA), featuring several examples from the criminal justice field.
An alternative to a detention center for some juvenile offenders has been established in Columbus.
The South Dakota Senate has approved a proposal that attempts to shift juvenile offenders toward community-based services and significantly decrease the number committed to the care of the state Department of Corrections.
Many of the kids in juvenile detention with substance abuse disorders get poor or no treatment, according to Reclaiming Futures, a nonprofit that helps young people in trouble with drugs, alcohol and crime.It’s now experimenting with a public health approach to the situation.
Attorney General Matt Denn is proposing to direct almost $37 million from a major bank settlement to Delaware’s most economically distressed and crime-stricken areas in an effort to address social issues related to the state’s growing violent crime problem.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to ban the practice of charging 16- and 17-year-old defendants as adults, he announced at a press conference Monday.