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April 26, 2013
Juvenile Detention Alternatives Gain Ground in States, DC
Bart Lubow, director of the juvenile justice strategy group at The Annie E. Casey Foundation in Baltimore, said there is reason to believe that the age of “mass ...
April 11, 2013
Mistakes Kids Make: Video & Interactive Action Campaign
Mistakes Kids Make
is a storytelling project to remind us that the mistakes kids make should not ruin the rest of their lives or the lives of ...
April 2, 2013
You Can't Build Peace with a Piece: April Action & More
Youth across the country are leading a movement for solutions to gun violence that work.
March 16, 2013
Youth of Color Statement on School Safety
You Can't Build Peace with a Piece, a campaign organized by young people of color in the Los Angeles area, released this comprehensive statement and recommendations ...
March 15, 2013
Promoting Safe Communities: Juvenile Justice Recommendations from the Field
A coalition of organizations working together to ensure healthy families, build strong communities and improve community safety have released recommendations to the ...
March 13, 2013
Success Story: Ventura Teen Finds Hope Through Juvenile Drug Court
As a young teen, JM had dangerous addictions and lifestyle. When she hit rock bottom at 14, she got a second chance through drug court.
February 17, 2013
From Prison to Juvenile Justice Lawyer
From juvenile offender to recipient of the prestigious Soros Justice Fellowship, Frankie Guzman's life is an "opportunity" success story. A group of ...
February 12, 2013
Mental Health: A Policy Mistake to Learn From
A new bipartisan bill to improve mental health services gives us a chance to get right what we got wrong two decades ago. Jan Richter blogs.
February 4, 2013
The Nation’s Next Juvenile Justice Chief
We're ready for the President would nominate a permanent administrator for the Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP).
January 28, 2013
A Prescription to Close the Achievement Gap
Connecticut policymakers spend a lot of time talking about “the achievement gap.” Unfortunately, that discussion often gets stuck on test scores and curriculum. We ...
January 25, 2013
VIDEO: School to Prison Pipeline
Only two other states in our nation have higher suspension rates than North Carolina -- this video explores how this contributes to the school-to-prison pipeline.
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 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 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
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.
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."
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 ...
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