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November 17, 2011
"Young Kids, Hard Times" Screening and Action Steps for Juvenile Justice
Take a look into the unseen world of young children serving decades behind bars in America's adult prison system. On
November 20th at 10 pm EST
October 31, 2011
Juvenile Incarceration: The Need for Reform
A girl's testimony about two very different experiences at two very different juvenile justice centers calls for reform in New York State's system.
October 29, 2011
Using Connectedness to Curb Youth Violence
After examining the data from an exhaustive national study on youth violence, Michael D. Resnick has concluded that the answer to reducing the likelihood of violence ...
October 25, 2011
Act 4 Juvenile Justice Responds to Sen. Grassley's Proposed Amendment
RECOMMENDATIONS ON AMENDMENTS TO H.R. 2112
Submitted by the Act-4-JJ Campaign of the
National Coalition for Juvenile ...
October 12, 2011
Despite Support, Prospects are Slim for Federal Bullying Law
Despite the high profile of bullying over the past two years — including a White House summit to discuss the issue — prospects for a federal bullying law ...
October 7, 2011
Juvenile Incarceration Not Paying off, Study Says
The nation's prosecutors should follow New York's example by sending more juvenile offenders to rehabilitation programs close to home instead of locking them ...
October 4, 2011
Overcoming Hurdles to Higher Education for Students with a Criminal Record
This moving account tells of a formerly-incarcerated college applicant’s admission interview. His story shows how for those who apply to college after prison, ...
September 30, 2011
Audio: California's New Prison Policy Has Some Skeptics
California is days away from launching a dramatic shift in the way it handles criminal offenders: Starting in October, the state will redirect tens of thousands of ...
September 29, 2011
Beyond Troy Davis: How Race Colors Death Row ‘Justice’
We no longer execute kids under 16, but many death row inmates are convicted as young adults, such as Troy Davis, who was executed by the state of Georgia in ...
September 19, 2011
In Case You Missed It: In Congress, a Bill to Reconnect Youth
In the midst of a national jobs crises, the impact on young people and their families is catastrophic. New legislation in Congress aims to reconnect youth and set ...
September 8, 2011
Addressing the Collateral Consequences of Convictions for Young Offenders
Young people who commit offenses face consequences that go well beyond what the court imposes -- consequences that often contribute to their recidivism. Learn more in ...
September 7, 2011
Teens Only Listen to One Person…Themselves: How a Child’s Own Reasons for Change Lead to the Most Success
People tend to only listen to one person — themselves. And, as a result, they’re only influenced by one person …again — ...
August 29, 2011
Telling it How it Is: Youth Speak Out on the School-To-Prison Pipeline (Comic style)
This comic-book style booklet was designed in a participatory process with young people in an effort to capture their perspective on harsh school disciplinary practices.
August 25, 2011
Juvenile Judges Find Benchcards Helpful in Reuniting Families
Politicians use teleprompters, pilots use checklists, so shouldn't juvenile judges use a benchcard to make sure they ask all the right questions at ...
August 18, 2011
Juvenile Justice Youth Shortchanged by Overloaded Juvenile Defense Caseloads
The Executive Director of the Justice Policy Institute (JPI) highlights a new report from JPI on overloaded defense bars nationwide, and the particular impacts on ...
August 18, 2011
School-to-Prison Pipeline: Why School Discipline is Key and What to Do About It
In many communities, schools send more young people into the juvenile justice system than they should, according to new research. Here's some resources to help ...
August 18, 2011
Suspensions, Zero Tolerance and the Woodshed
A parent of three boys, Cherie Miller writes about how her boys were regularly suspended from school for things like being late to school, and the ineffectiveness of ...
August 17, 2011
John Lash On 'Scared Straight' From a Personal Experience
For former Georgia inmate John Lash, watching A&E's "Beyond Scared Straight" brought back some painful memories of his time as a young man in a hyper-violent ...
August 16, 2011
'Kids for Cash' Judge Sentenced to 28 Years for Racketeering Scheme
A Pennsylvania judge was sentenced Thursday for his part in what prosecutors called a 'kids for cash' scheme that sent juvenile offenders to privately run detention ...
August 16, 2011
As We Count Kids, Remember Young Adults
The annual KIDS COUNT Data Book was released this week by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, and it got Forum for Youth Investment founder & CEO Karen Pittman ...
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