The episode, entitled “Is This Working?,” catalogs a variety of stories of schools struggling with what to do with student misbehavior.
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and MacArthur Foundation Announce $2 Million in Funding for Juvenile Justice Programs
Since the release of the School Discipline Consensus Report in June, there have been a number of followup activities to promote the recommendations in the report more broadly.
In Washington State, King County’s Uniting for Youth initiative has brought together youth service agencies to develop cross-systems protocols and processes, and to institutionalize ongoing cross-systems training in an effort to reduce recidivism and improve youth outcomes.
Congress took a significant first step toward continuing the work of the Second Chance Act today as the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to reauthorize the bipartisan bill.
This webinar will discuss a recently released resource, “Exercising Judicial Leadership to Reform the Care of Non-Delinquent Youth: A Convenor’s Action Guide for Developing a Multi-Stakeholder Process.”
This webcast will discuss the trauma-informed approach and other trauma-specific interventions that help youth and their families overcome traumatic experiences.
The Center for Children’s Law and Policy (CCLP) is now accepting applications from local jurisdictions interested in receiving intensive site-based technical assistance to implement strategic, data-driven efforts to reduce racial and ethnic disparities, or disproportionate minority contact, in their juvenile justice system.
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 webinar reviews a groundbreaking report released by the CSG Justice Center in June 2014, which provides 60 bipartisan field-driven policy and practice recommendations to provide students with safe, productive learning environments; effectively respond to students’ behavioral health needs; limit [...]
This webinar summarizes the issue brief Measuring and using Juvenile Recidivism Data to Inform Policy, Practice, and Resource Allocation, and its five recommendations for improving juvenile justice systems’ approaches to the measurement, analysis, collection, reporting, and use of recidivism data.
This webinar highlights key recommendations from the white paper, “Core Principles for Reducing Recidivism and Improving Other Outcomes for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System.”
This webinar provides an overview of the recommendations in the School Discipline Consensus Report and highlights promising approaches from across the country. The panelists engage participants in an interactive discussion on ways in which local jurisdictions and practitioners can move [...]
The guidelines from the Dignity in Schools Campaign encourage all schools that receive public funding to implement best practices that will help dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline through inclusive and positive school discipline practices.
Divided into two parts, this guide first explores the background principles, concepts, and knowledge at the core of juvenile justice and services for youth in confinement, and then highlights quality practice, including the skills needed to effectively serve youth in confinement.
This issue brief from the Legal Center for Foster Care and Education explains how federal guidance from the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice on school discipline can be implemented to help improve outcomes for children in foster care.
Citing that teachers do not always have the preparation and support they need to develop engaging and effective learning environments, this report offers several federal-, state-, and local-level policy recommendations intended to facilitate a positive school climate.
This report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics presents the final count collected by the National Prisoner Statistics Program of prisoners in state and federal correctional authorities on December 31, 2013.
Prompted by changing police tactics and a zero-tolerance attitude toward small crimes, authorities have made more than a quarter of a billion arrests over the past 20 years, the Federal Bureau of Investigation estimates.
A recent report from the National Woman’s Law Center and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund highlights findings that show African American pre-K–12 female students were suspended at six times the rate of white female students during the 2011–12 academic year, more than any other group of girls (and several groups of boys).
More than half of youth offenders in Utah will return to juvenile detention after their release, a legislative audit finds.
Statewide law enforcement groups in Minnesota say they support community-based youth programs as a way to keep young people out of trouble.
Robert Taylor runs a free after-school basketball program for boys and girls in Elkhart between grades 3-11 called “Ballers to Scholars”. He says he started it to keep kids off the streets and in the gym.