The Family Division of the Berrien County Trial Court in Michigan decided in 2001 that its juvenile justice practices simply weren’t working. That meant restructuring the county’s juvenile justice procedures around evidence-based practices, starting by using risk assessments to determine which youth were more likely to commit another offense and thus required more intensive interventions and supervision.
After commuting the sentences of 46 people convicted of nonviolent drug crimes earlier in the week, President Barack Obama said in a major speech on July 14 at the NAACP that it was time to reduce sentences for people convicted of nonviolent crimes generally and to invest in helping formerly incarcerated people reenter society.
Representatives from the CSG Justice Center briefed newly appointed U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch on a first-of-its-kind study of Texas youth involved in the juvenile justice system.
As the nation’s first multijurisdictional community court, the Red Hook Community Justice Center in Brooklyn has served as a neighborhood hub for clinical services, community service, youth programs, and other social supports since its founding in 2000.
President Obama unveiled his nearly $4 trillion budget proposal for 2016 this month, which allocates $1.14 billion for state and local law enforcement assistance.
This year’s theme, Unleashing the Collective Power of Communities, recognizes how multiple sectors of a community can work together to prevent substance use disorders among individuals in their community. Community leaders across the country are also called upon to raise awareness and to take action towards prevention.
The course is designed to help substance use treatment professionals learn more about the impact of child welfare and dependency court requirements on parents who are in substance use disorder treatment and are involved with the child welfare system.
The U.S. Department of Education is now accepting applications for this demonstration program, which will focus on improving outcomes for justice-involved youth through career and technical education (CTE) programs, reentry services, and employment training opportunities.
This archived webinar from the TA Network and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration discusses the overuse of psychotropic medication among children and youth with behavioral health needs, particularly among those enrolled in Medicaid.
In this webinar panelists share with participants the most recent research on how to reduce recidivism and improve outcomes for juveniles who have committed sexual offenses, and provide a practical example of how the Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission is working to achieve these goals.
The webinar is for 2014 Second Chance Act grantees that are developing a juvenile reentry strategy to reduce recidivism and improve other outcomes for youth under system supervision.
The webinar is for 2014 Second Chance Act grantees that are developing a comprehensive reentry strategy to reduce recidivism and improve other outcomes for youth under system supervision.
This orientation webinar, held on November 7, 2014, is for FY 2014 Second Chance Act (SCA) grantees developing and implementing juvenile reentry initiatives.
While the prevalence of behavioral health disorders decreases over time among youth after their release from juvenile detention, a substantial proportion of this population continue to have disorders, according to a bulletin from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Youth who have been detained in juvenile detention facilities have a mortality rate that is four times the rate of youth in the general population, according to the results of a longitudinal study featured in a bulletin from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Behavioral health disorders among detained youth are often untreated, and part of the reason for this could be their perceived barriers to mental health services. In a study conducted by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, nearly 60 percent of detained youth said they believed they could overcome their problems without treatment, while nearly one-third reported that they did not know where to get help, and nearly one-fifth said they had difficulty obtaining help.
To understand discipline practices between and within school sectors, better data is needed. This report from the Center on Reinventing Public Education recommends a comprehensive approach to capturing discipline data and to evaluating and comparing school discipline practices.
This report from Advancement Project, Gay Straight Alliance Network and Equality Federation, is intended to serve as a resource for LGBT and racial justice organizations interested in working together to address disparities in school discipline along lines of race, gender and sexual orientation.
The Justice Department announced today that it was awarding grants of more than $41 million to increase the effectiveness of adult, family and juvenile drug courts across the country.
Research in neurobiology and developmental psychology has shown that the brain doesn’t finish developing until the mid-20s, far later than was previously thought. Despite this knowledge, across many state criminal justice systems in U.S., young adults are treated as fully mature adults at age 18.
A recent report by researchers has highlighted what they call a disturbing trend: the prominence and plight of girls in the juvenile justice system.
“I felt at that time we had a rare opportunity,” Mr. Durbin said of the moment they concluded the deal on legislation that would cut mandatory prison sentences for nonviolent criminals, promote more early releases and institute programs to better prepare offenders for life outside prison.
The Justice Department announced today that it will award grants totaling $53 million to 45 jurisdictions, to reduce recidivism among adults and youth returning to their communities after confinement.