This snapshot from the National Juvenile Defender Center is based on statutory analysis and interviews with juvenile defenders in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. It examines how state laws governing money bail in delinquency proceedings are put into practice in local jurisdictions and how those practices can impact youth and their families in the juvenile legal system.
This brief highlights key evaluation findings from the National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice, a six-city effort to promote more equitable, just, and respectful policing practices and improve relationships and trust between law enforcement and community members.
This bulletin documents recent trends in juvenile arrests using data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Report.
The publication from Bellwether Education Partners examines the results of U.S. Department of Education Civil Rights Data Collection related to juvenile justice schools, which serve approximately 50,000 adjudicated youth placed in secure facilities across the country.
This publication examines existing data and expertise on mass violence, provides an analysis about its causes and impacts, and makes recommendations to inform policy and practice for a broad range of stakeholders.
This informational bulletin provides guidance to states and school systems about addressing mental health and substance use issues in schools.
This report shares current and emerging practices for better serving youth charged as adults, insights from practitioners about what makes for successful programming for this population, and specific recommendations for policy and practice change.
This project is a dynamic collection of videos, photographs, audio files, and written essays to reflect upon and commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Middlesex Jail & House of Corrections’ People Achieving Change Together (P.A.C.T.) unit.
This model policy is a practical tool designed to specifically address operational practices that promote the safety, dignity, and well-being of TGNCI youth in confinement facilities.
Since implementing the reforms the number of youth entering the juvenile justice system fell 23 percent between fiscal years 2016 and 2018. During the same period, detention admissions dropped 44 percent, and diversion rates from court through nonjudicial adjustments increased 224 percent.
The resource is an online searchable directory that provides comprehensive and up-to-date information on topics that cover housing, education, employment, family support, mental health, and other topics related to reentry.
This bulletin presents statistics on girls in the juvenile justice system from three national data collections, covering their involvement from arrest through residential placement.
The fact sheet provides national estimates of delinquency cases handled by juvenile courts in 2016 and analyzes caseload trends since 2005.
This publication details how jurisdictions across the country are working to improve outcomes for youth and families, and explores how states and localities can help to ensure that their communities are able to fund programs, supports, and opportunities for residents that promote healthy development and strengthen neighborhoods.
This report provides a continuum care model for Maine as well as several recommendations for policymakers. To inform the recommendations, the report provides examples of community-based programs and names some national models and policy examples from other states as promising for implementation in Maine.
This publication sets forth 10 steps needed to transform the current juvenile justice system into one that both protects public safety and improves outcomes for the young people it serves.
This data snapshot examines characteristics of arrests involving older youth and young adults, including arrest rates and types of arrest.
These recommendations for the 116th Congress highlight six main areas where action can be taken to promote safe communities, ensure the welfare of children, and guarantee a fair and equitable justice system.
This publication shows how West Virginia overhauled its community supervision programs, equipped staff with new skills, and improved the process for making treatment and supervision decisions in order to meet its goal of reducing the number of juveniles in secure facilities by 16 percent by 2020.
The release of this report marks the one year anniversary of the People Achieving Change Together community in Massachusetts, providing an overview of the housing unit designed for young adults ages 18 to 24.