This overview highlights recent trends in Nevada that the Statewide Juvenile Justice Improvement Initiative Task Force and CSG Justice Center staff will be exploring in the coming months as part of the state’s initiative to improve outcomes for youth in the juvenile justice system.
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Recent efforts among state and local leaders to reduce the number of youth who are incarcerated have yielded impressive results: the national juvenile incarceration rate has been cut in half over the past decade. Yet state policymakers, practitioners, and advocates alike recognize that reforming the juvenile justice system requires more than incarcerating fewer youth.
The first presentation to the Statewide Juvenile Justice Improvement Initiative Task Force in Nevada introduces the CSG Justice Center and the initiative process, and includes initial analyses on Nevada’s juvenile justice system.
This brief is designed to help state and local officials better support young adults in the justice system. It identifies these young adults’ distinct needs, summaries the limited research available on what works to address these needs, and provides recommendations for steps that policymakers, juvenile and adult criminal justice agency leaders, researchers, and the field can take to improve outcomes.
This infographics series detail three critical challenges faced by states to improve outcomes for youth, identify the key questions that policymakers should ask, and offer strategies for protecting public safety and using resources more efficiently.
To understand the extent to which states provide incarcerated youth with access to educational and vocational services; track and use student outcome data, and support school reenrollment for these youth, the CSG Justice Center and the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators surveyed juvenile correctional agencies in all 50 states.
This infographic, from the CSG Justice Center, uses data from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to show state-by-state changes in the juvenile incarceration rate between 1997 and 2013.
Study Shows Community-Based Supervision, Not State-Run Incarceration, Leads to More Success for Texas Youth in Juvenile Justice System.
This issue brief highlights the key findings of the survey and provides state and local policymakers with five recommendations for improving their approach to the measurement, analysis, collection, reporting, and use of recidivism data for youth involved with the juvenile justice system.
This white paper was written to guide leaders across all branches of government on how to better leverage existing research and resources to facilitate system improvements that reduce recidivism and improve other outcomes for youth involved in the juvenile justice system.
This report from the White House includes updates about projects launched and local progress made in response to the Administration’s Rethink Discipline efforts. Rethink Discipline was launched as part of President Barack Obama’s My Brothers’ Keeper initiative and aims to support all students and promote a welcome and safe climate in schools.
This report contextualizes the use of police and court interventions in schools within the larger world of criminal justice practices and reforms, highlights the improvements and enduring dangers of an overly punitive school discipline system, and provides analysis of data on arrests, court referrals, use of force incidents, school climate, and juvenile probation referrals directly from schools that impact Texas students.
This policy analysis, by the Education Commission of the States, provides descriptive information about incarcerated youth populations, explores their educational challenges, reviews currently enacted state and federal policies designed to address their needs, and provides policy considerations for state governments.
This fact sheet is geared toward youth justice advocates who need a basic primer on how the federal Victims of Crime Fund operates.
This paper, from the National Institute of Justice, discusses recent research in developmental psychology and widespread reports of abuse to recommend a replacement to the current youth prison model.
The 2016 Model Indian Juvenile Code helps federally recognized tribes create or enhance their own codes to focus on juvenile issues, specifically alcohol- and/or drug-related offenses.
Resources include a bill of rights for children of incarcerated parents, a social media guide, and guidance on identifying and supporting children of incarcerated parents in child welfare.
This toolkit from the National Juvenile Justice Network explains how Byrne Justice Assistance Grants are distributed, for what purposes, and how to get involved, with examples of creative ways in which states have been redirecting the funds to support young people and safer communities.
The Juvenile Residential Facility Census findings from 2014 show that the population of youth involved with the justice system dropped 11 percent from 2012 to 2014, to the lowest number since 1975.
This brief reviews research on education for youth involved in the system, details recent efforts to improve education outcomes for the population, and highlights a school-based transition program that focuses on bridging the education achievement gap for youth involved in the juvenile justice system in the state of Washington.