The National Council on Crime & Delinquency has released the first five reports in an eight-part series developed from a nationwide study on youth deincarceration.
The University of South Florida recently hosted the 27th Annual Children’s Mental Health Research and Policy Conference in March 2014. At the event, over 550 researchers, evaluators, policymakers, parents, and advocates discussed new research on improving service systems for children and youth with mental health challenges and their families.
More than 500 researchers, evaluators, administrators, parents, and advocates came together at the 27th Annual Children’s Mental Health Research & Policy Conference, held in Tampa, Florida, on March 2–5 to discuss issues related to health, education, welfare, and juvenile justice.
By Elizabeth Seigle, Policy Analyst The ultimate indicators of a juvenile justice system’s success are recidivism reduction and improved positive youth outcomes. Yet, many jurisdictions struggle to collect and measure data on recidivism and other outcomes and to use this [...]
In February 2014, President Obama announced the historic My Brother’s Keeper initiative, an effort to provide greater opportunities to boys and young men of color, who as a group face disproportionate challenges and obstacles in school, with the criminal justice system, and within their communities and families.
The U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Justice will cohost a webinar about “Guiding Principle #3: Equity and Continuous Improvement” from the School Discipline Guidance Package released in January 2014.
This webinar will discuss current trends in adolescent girl substance use as well as effective strategies for intervention, treatments, and support for girls.
The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy, the Juvenile Law Center, and the National League of Cities are now accepting applications for the 2014 Juvenile Diversion Certificate Program.
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 [...]
In this December 19, 2013 webinar staff from the CSG Justice Center’s National Reentry Resource Center provided an overview of the Planning & Implementation Guide and walked attendees through the instructions for completing the Guide.
In this December 2013 webinar, Benjamin Chambers of the National Juvenile Justice Network discusses the prevalence of mental health and substance abuse issues among youth in the juvenile justice system.
The Coalition for Juvenile Justice held a webinar, “Recruitment, Re-Engagement and Reentry: Incorporating the Youth Voice into Juvenile Justice Reform,” on November 21, 2013 to discuss the progress and future of two programs: Raising Our Youth as Leaders Project and the Washington State Partnership Council of Juvenile Justice Youth Committee.
This webinar from the Institute of Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison examines research on incarceration, poverty, and the family.
This new report from the Southern Education Foundation draws upon the most recent data on teaching and learning in juvenile justice systems and finds the quality of learning programs for incarcerated youth have had “little positive, enduring impact on the educational achievement of most children and youth in state custody.”
The strategies presented here support the National Research Council’s recently published report calling for broad goals to which juvenile justice reform should be directed: holding youth accountable for wrongdoing, preventing further offending, and treating youth fairly.
This report released by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety explores juvenile justice system policies and practices in Minnesota between 1980 and 2010.
Fewer Colorado students are being expelled as statewide reforms continue according to the “Colorado School Discipline Report Card” report released by Padres y Jovenes Unidos.
This report from the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island shows that the state’s public schools last year disproportionately suspended black students at the highest rate in nine years, while white students were suspended at record low rates.
Gainesville schools have eliminated about 700 days of out-of-school suspension for students this academic year after implementing changes from the state juvenile code.The revised code was adopted by the Georgia General Assembly last year, with a Jan. 1 implementation date, and aims to reduce recidivism among truant, drug-using and other students with behavioral problems. The goal is prevention rather than suspension or prosecution.
Sue Dutton has been a school social worker for 25 years. During her career she has seen an increase in the number of high school students needing help for mental health issues.
With the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School and recent stabbings at a Pennsylvania high school in the rearview mirror, Indiana State Police’s school safety liaison focused on threat assessment Wednesday during a training session in Lake Station.
Using Crayola markers set on each round table, small groups of adults from the Greeley area — school outreach workers, Boys and Girls Club staff and foster parents — created poster-sized pictures of what mental health problems look like.
Brookfield is today one of the first school districts in western Connecticut, to begin training faculty in positive discipline.