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January 22, 2013
Where Gun Control and Youth Opportunity Connect
Amid the gun control debates, a central issue for those who care about children and youth: In too many communities across the U.S., our kids have never grown up with ...
January 22, 2013
Reclaiming Our Children’s Futures
Judge William Hitchcock calls for less reliance on the negatives and a more balanced approach to young non-violent offenders, citing Reclaiming Futures as a model ...
January 18, 2013
Youth Voices: Breaking the School-to-Prison Pipeline
Edward Ward was an honor student. School should have been a refuge for him, right? Not quite. His days at Orr Academy High School in Chicago were ...
January 1, 2013
Defending Childhood: A National Effort to Reduce Exposure to Violence
Joe Torre, the baseball player and former New York Yankees manager, had "a lot of insecurity and a lot of fear growing up."
January 1, 2013
Minority Adolescent Stress and Coping
Many of the stressful life events and daily hassles of adolescence are similar for youths despite differences in cultural background or place of residence.
December 19, 2012
It Didn't End in Tucson, Let's Fix it Now
The shooting in Tucscon, Arizona, added fuel to our national debate about gun rights and gun safety—now, 10 months later, a coalition of mayors has launched the ...
December 14, 2012
U.S. Senate Committee Probes “School-to-Prison Pipeline”
Education, civil rights and public safety leaders discussed ways to dismantle the “school-to-prison pipeline” on Capitol Hill.
December 14, 2012
Ending the ‘School-to-Prison Pipeline’ Senate Hearing is First of Its Kind
On Dec. 12, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) convened the first-ever Senate hearing on ending the “school-to-prison pipeline." Assistant Education Secretary ...
December 10, 2012
Back on Track after Being Behind Bars
Returning to society after being incarcerated isn’t easy. Yet a group of formerly incarcerated youth that recently met with Secretary Arne Duncan and Assistant ...
December 4, 2012
Solving a National Crisis: Youth Employment and Opportunity
Youth unemployment is at the highest level since World War II. A Casey Foundation report looks at what we know and what works, and we break it down.
November 30, 2012
In Juvenile Detention, Girls Face Health Care Designed For Boys
For many incarcerated girls, detention may be the only time they interact with the health care system. But the health care provided to children, and girls in ...
November 28, 2012
The Shocking Details of a Mississippi School-to-Prison Pipeline
The school-to-prison pipeline is not a metaphor in Meridian, Missisippi, where school discipline typically begins with a call to the police and ends in an arrest. ...
November 21, 2012
Crossover Youth: Intersection of Child Welfare & Juvenile Justice
Crossover youth is more than the latest buzzword in the often jargon-filled lexicon of juvenile justice. Instead, the term reflects a growing understanding of the ...
November 16, 2012
Youth Courts Should Use Kid Friendly Language
Across our country, children are being funneled through the juvenile justice system. The majority of these children have no real understanding of the court processes ...
November 8, 2012
For the Newly-Elected Judge, a Different View of Juvenile Court
Dozens of lawyers won their first elections as judges this month, and they will soon experience the sensation of viewing the courtroom from the other side of the ...
November 2, 2012
Report: Vibrant Picture of Juvenile Justice in Texas
This county-by-county study of Texas shows what’s working, what’s not, and how Texas can invest in local solutions for youth in trouble.
October 22, 2012
Reclaiming Futures: Coordinating Efforts to Work with Troubled Youth (VIDEO)
This video explains how the effective programs from Reclaiming Futures help improve the odds for youth in the justice system.
October 11, 2012
Raising Teens in Tough Neighborhoods
When children become teens, their peers become more important to them, and their schools and communities influence their choices. In neighborhoods marked by ...
October 9, 2012
VIDEO: Youth Voices in Juvenile Justice
It's hard to sum up a year's worth of work in four minutes, but that's exactly what a group of young people from the juvenile justice system did this ...
October 5, 2012
Voices from the Field: Finding from Listening Sessions of Girls in Juvenile Justice System
As part of the work of the National Girls' Institute, 64 listening sessions were held across the United States between March and December 2011. Participants ...
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