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The System of Care in Clayton County, Georgia

This video by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation details the system of care in Clayton County, Georgia, designed to support young men of color from dropping out of school and becoming involved with the juvenile justice system.

Superintendents Surveyed about Suspensions

Superintendents say teachers are the group most likely to object to policies that would reduce student suspensions, according to a new national survey on school discipline released Monday by AASA, The School Superintendents Association, and the nonprofit advocacy group the Children’s Defense Fund.

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Coverage of the School Discipline Consensus Report

The Council of State Governments Justice Center (CSG Justice Center) released the School Discipline Consensus Report on June 3. The report generated significant media attention, including articles and op-eds in The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times, among others.

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Youthful Offenders – DC Public Safety Television

This video, aired on DC Public Safety Television and produced by Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia (CSOSA) and the Office of Cable Television, provides an overview of CSOSA’ efforts to implement best practices for [...]

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KnowBullying

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has developed a free smartphone app that provides parents, caretakers, educators, and others with information and support to address youth bullying.

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Juveniles in Residential Placement, 2011

This bulletin from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention discusses findings from the 2011 Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement (CJRP), a biennial survey of public and private juvenile residential facilities in every state.

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Preparing and Responding to Cyberbullying

This tip card by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children provides more than 20 recommendations to help law enforcement address and investigate cyberbullying in their communities.

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Grants to Help Juvenile Court Offenders

CHICAGO | Organizations throughout the city’s Southeast Side and surrounding suburbs will receive Cook County grants to support work with youths in the Juvenile Court system.

Juvenile-Justice Reforms Show Results, Officials Say

Sweeping changes in how misbehaving youths are treated have reduced the number of teens requiring lock-up, saved taxpayers money and show signs of helping produce productive adults, according to officials.

Celebrating 40 Years Working Together for Youth Justice and Safety

On September 7, 1974, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act was signed into law. This landmark legislation established the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and forever changed the way states and communities deal with at-risk youth and those who are involved in the juvenile justice system.