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Q&A with Assistant Secretary Stump

Q&A with Assistant Secretary Stump

A Q&A with about career and technical education for incarcerated youth with Scott Stump, the U.S. Department of Education’s Assistant Secretary for Career and Technical and Adult Education.

Congress Approves Spending Packages to Fully Fund the U.S. Government

Congress Approves Spending Packages to Fully Fund the U.S. Government

Last December, President Donald Trump signed 2 appropriations packages, which contained all 12 appropriations bills, to fund the U.S. government for FY2020. These packages include funding for key criminal justice programs aimed at increasing public safety and reducing recidivism at the local and state levels.

Seven Sites Selected for Intensive Training to Transform Juvenile Probation

Seven Sites Selected for Intensive Training to Transform Juvenile Probation

Cross-disciplinary teams from these jurisdictions will complete a weeklong intensive training onsite in Washington, DC. Alongside experts from CJJR, the CSG Justice Center, and the Annie E. Casey Foundation, these teams—comprising chief probation officers, field probation officers, judges, prosecutors, and other officials—will collaboratively develop a capstone project and strategic action plan that details the specific changes they plan to enact upon completion of the training that will improve their system and the opportunities for youth within it.

Announcements

2020 National Conference on Juvenile Justice

2020 National Conference on Juvenile Justice

The conference will explore gaps in services, discover new and improved practices, share cutting edge research, and motivate participants to explore positive case outcomes for youth involved in the delinquency system.

Webinars

The Essential Role of Juvenile Diversion

The Essential Role of Juvenile Diversion

In 2016, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention began awarding grants to states seeking to revamp their juvenile diversion policies and practices, with the goal of reducing formal system contact, improving youth outcomes, and reducing racial and ethnic disparities. In this webinar, presenters share lessons learned from this and other juvenile diversion improvement initiatives.

Publications

A Design for Workforce Equity

A Design for Workforce Equity

This report proposes building a new future-proof Workforce Equity Trust Fund that will enshrine fundamental workforce protections into law.

Strengthening Human Services through Social Capital

Strengthening Human Services through Social Capital

This project uses expert consultations, a program scan, and case studies to better understand how human services organizations help participants build and leverage social capital to improve economic opportunity.

On Track: How Well Are States Preparing Youth in the Juvenile Justice System for Employment?

On Track: How Well Are States Preparing Youth in the Juvenile Justice System for Employment?

Drawing on first-of-its-kind survey data collected from all 50 states in partnership with the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators, this new brief from The Council of State Governments Justice Center and the National Reentry Resource Center establishes an unprecedented baseline for understanding how juvenile correctional agencies are preparing youth for employment.

A Right to Liberty: Reforming Juvenile Money Bail

A Right to Liberty: Reforming Juvenile Money Bail

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.

Recent headlines

Maltreated Children More Likely to Be Juvenile Offenders

A new study published in the journal BMC Public Health reports that children who were physically or sexually abused, neglected or otherwise treated badly, are at higher risk of showing delinquent behavior or offending the law, as they grow into their teens and later into young adults.

How the Juvenile Justice System Is Failing Girls

As a youth advocate with the Philadelphia-based Juvenile Law Center, Bree recounted their experience of incarceration in a report. “I felt violated, like I wasn’t even a human being anymore.”

[Opinion] Charging Kids as Adults Counterproductive in Maryland

Instead of expanding the list of offenses for which young people are automatically charged as adults (as some legislators attempted last session), it’s time for policymakers to revise these ineffective laws as other states have done.