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July 26, 2012
Addressing Youth Crime by Teaching Social Skills through Sport
Enrolling disadvantaged teens in pro-social activities may greatly decrease violent crime arrests and increase graduation rates, according to a new study by the ...
July 20, 2012
National Leaders in Youth Justice Reform
The nation has come along way in juvenile justice reform. John Jay College in New York recently released a new report that details the various juvenile justice ...
July 20, 2012
Study Shows Chicago Counseling Program Reduces Youth Violence, Improves School Engagement
A new study by the University of Chicago Crime Lab, in partnership with the Chicago Public Schools and local nonprofits Youth Guidance and World ...
July 2, 2012
Delaware Improves Juvenile Justice System by Integrating Services
The Comprehensive Strategy Group released a detailed report on the juvenile justice system in Delaware. Entitled “The Little Engine that Could,” the ...
June 29, 2012
Michigan Recalculates Mandatory Life Without Parole for Juveniles
Will felons sentenced as teens to life in prison be eligible for re-sentencing in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision? Lifer Efren Paredes and 2100 ...
June 29, 2012
New Regulations Protect Against Sexual Abuse Behind Bars
Campaign for youth President Liz Ryan explains why last month's PREA ruling is good news for the juvenile justice system.
June 14, 2012
Examining How Place-Based Strategies Can Bridge Gaps in Services for Families
So-called “place-based strategies” have been gaining attention for their cross-cutting approaches to delivering housing, education and health care in a ...
June 8, 2012
Troubled Teen Trades Violence for Camera
A young woman in South Los Angeles is trading her violent past for a video camera in order to break the cycle of violence in her neighborhood.
May 23, 2012
New Rules Protect Juveniles in Adult Prisons
The Justice Department released a landmark ruling on Thursday to help protect juvenile offenders from falling victim to sexual abuse in adult prisons.
May 18, 2012
New Regulations Protecting Children in Adult Prisons from Sexual Abuse
For more information on PREA, visit the new resource
center from the National Council on Crime and Deliquency at
May 17, 2012
States Have Second Thoughts About Juveniles in Adult Court
In Colorado, prosecutors have had full power to try juvenile offenders in adult courts. Now the state is restricting that power.
May 13, 2012
Half of U.S. States Short-Change Abused and Neglected Children
This state-by-state report card grades how states protect their legal rights--advocates say abusers have more legal rights than the abusted and call for stronger ...
May 7, 2012
Investigation, Lawsuit Expose Barbaric Conditions at For-Profit Youth Prison in Mississippi
A federal judge calls it a "cesspool.” The Southern Poverty Law Center calls the inhumane conditions at a for-profit prison in Mississippi alarming and ...
April 2, 2012
New Financing Tool for Social Programs Opens Doors for Juvenile Justice
An innovative financing tool may hold the key to funding effective juvenile justice programs during tough financial times.
March 29, 2012
How Recent US Supreme Court Decisions Have Affected Youths’ Rights in the Justice System
On March 26, 2012, Harvard Law School’s Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, with Juvenile Law Center and the Milbank Foundation, sponsored a colloquium on ...
March 28, 2012
Shay Bilchick on Implications for Juvenile Justice Policy in America: A Live Blog
Shay Bilchik (founder and Director of the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University's Public Policy Institute) gave a talk at Portland ...
March 23, 2012
Locking Up Children For Life In The US
While their peers are finding dates for prom, submitting college applications, and starting families, over 2,500 prisoners sit behind bars in the US without the ...
March 20, 2012
Do Juvenile Killers Deserve Life Behind Bars?
In cases dealing with punishment for juveniles, context is everything. The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Tuesday in two homicide cases testing whether it is ...
March 15, 2012
Former Teen Offender Inspires Incarcerated Youth
In a juvenile detention center there is dedicated teacher who refuses to let students fail. He knows their hardships. He knows how to help them succeed. He’s ...
March 14, 2012
New York Courts Revisit Juvenile Justice
For the past five decades, New York State has treated 16- and 17-year-old offenders as adult criminals. An experiment begun this year seeks to change the rules, amid ...
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