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.
The endeavors are part of the Improving Outcomes for Youth (IOYouth) initiative, an effort by the National Reentry Resource Center to answer the call of state and local jurisdictions struggling to ensure that resources are being efficiently used to help young people who interact with the juvenile justice system succeed.
Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed the Juvenile Justice Reform Act (Senate Bill 108) on May 28—a crucial step toward aligning the state’s juvenile justice system with what research shows works to improve outcomes for youth, strengthen public safety, and efficiently use resources.
“Since the Second Chance Act was implemented, more than 160,000 men, women, and youth have benefitted from Second Chance Act grants. For example, in my home state of Wisconsin, we saw a 20 percent decrease in recidivism over a 10-year period after implementing reentry support programs. I’d call that a success.”
Policymakers, corrections officials, practitioners, and other leaders plan to commemorate Second Chance Month—celebrated throughout April—with a host of activities highlighting efforts to support people transitioning from prison or jail back into the community.
This webinar, funded by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance, will explain how the Office of Justice Programs grant process works and focus on what applicants should understand when applying for funding.
This webinar will explore ways communities can better support young people who find themselves at the intersections of youth homelessness and juvenile justice.
This year’s summit will offer workshops on an array of topics, such as how to make programmatic changes based on research and data, collective impact in the mentoring field, and mentoring youth who have mental illnesses.
In this webinar staff, from the CSG Justice Center and representatives from the U.S. Department of Education discuss opportunities for states and jurisdictions to improve employment outcomes for this population, and best practice examples from other jurisdictions around the country.
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.
This webinar explains the research and track record of reform efforts underpinning the IOYouth approach as well as discusses why conducting a comprehensive review of system-wide policies and expenditures is critical to protecting public safety and efficient resource allocation.
The presenters of this webinar discuss overcoming the challenges to effective community engagement and explore ways to increase the number of juvenile record clearances.
This webinar explores ways that juvenile defenders and civil legal aid attorneys can partner to share expertise and provide essential legal representation for youth facing the collateral consequences of having criminal records.
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.
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 report examines how state legislatures across the country are passing laws to “raise the floor” by raising the minimum age at which a child could be prosecuted as an adult.
This bulletin documents recent trends in juvenile arrests using data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Report.
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.
The decline of reported crimes and arrests are key indicators, said Marc Pelka, Gov. Ned Lamont’s undersecretary of criminal justice policy and planning, because “to have significant reductions at those two volumes means fewer people are touching the justice system at all.”
The stunning statistics compiled by the FBI, covering the years from 2013 to 2017, come amid the recent arrests of two 6-year-olds in Orlando that prompted the firing of an officer who restrained one child with cuffs.
State juvenile correctional agencies do a poor job of preparing youth in the juvenile justice system for employment, The Council of State Governments Justice Center says in a new report.
Being branded a felon left me facing discrimination with my jobs and housing, and I am unable to volunteer at my children’s school. Even though I turned my life around, I faced challenges at every turn.