This report summarizes key findings from an unprecedented research study conducted by The Council of State Governments Justice Center on the impact of juvenile justice system involvement—particularly probation—on school attendance in South Carolina and challenges jurisdictions across the country to reconsider whether system involvement is the most appropriate and effective way to promote youth’s school success.
Two supplementary infographics—Rethinking Juvenile Justice + Schools—offer quick takes on truancy and probation, along with concrete policy recommendations for communities.
This webinar presents findings from an unprecedented study conducted by the CSG Justice Center on the impact of…
BJA is accepting applications for funding under the Second Chance Act to enhance corrections systems’ ability to address…Read More
The Kansas legislature recently enacted a package of bipartisan criminal justice bills designed to increase public safety and…Read More
BJA is accepting applications for funding under the Second Chance Act to enhance corrections systems’ ability to address the substance use treatment needs of people who are incarcerated as well as expand education and employment programs that emphasize strong partnerships with corrections, parole, probation, education, workforce development, and reentry service providers.Read More
The Kansas legislature recently enacted a package of bipartisan criminal justice bills designed to increase public safety and improve community supervision.Read More
A year ago today, George Floyd died at the hands of then-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. On the anniversary of his tragic murder, our thoughts are with his family and loved ones who endure his loss.Read More
As Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month comes to a close, The Council of State Governments Justice Center unequivocally condemns the alarming spike in acts of bias, violence, and hate crimes towards people of Asian descent.Read More
Hamilton County, Ohio launches a comprehensive, data-driven review of its juvenile justice system to identify strategies to improve outcomes for youth involved with the system while enhancing public safety.Read More
Many community members are seeking to stop the cycle of arrest and incarceration for people with behavioral health needs. But individuals leading this work at the local level face seemingly intractable structural and fiscal barriers to making widespread, lasting change. State leaders can play a critical role in addressing these barriers, and policymakers in Pennsylvania are at the forefront of rising to this challenge.Read More