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October 15, 2013
Juvenile Justice & Afterschool: An Important Connection
The JJDPA connects to afterschool programs for important reasons: Here's why.
October 8, 2013
Why the JJDPA Matters to Youth Advocates Across the Country
The National Juvenile Justice Network’s Sarah Bryer discusses state juvenile justice reform victories led by advocates, and how those actions need to be mirrored and ...
October 1, 2013
How the JJDPA Can Fix Racial Inequality
With embedded racial inequality in the juvenile justice system, the JJDPA is working to reduce that with important programs and funding.
October 1, 2013
The Mom Who Sparked #YJAM
The personal, powerful story behind the advent of October as Youth Justice Awareness Month.
September 24, 2013
Citizen Voices Shape Juvenile Justice, Thanks to the JJDPA
Collaborative State Advisory Groups, or SAGs, bring diverse perspectives into state juvenile justice programs—and are yet another way that the landmark JJDPA ...
September 17, 2013
Key Elements of the JJDPA for Youth With Disabilities
AsYouth with disabilities are disproportionately represented in the juvenile justice system by a large margin - here's how JJDPA works to fix that.
September 16, 2013
Op-Ed: A Court Just for Juveniles in N.Y.
Teenagers prosecuted in adult courts or who do time in adult jails fare worse in life and can go on to commit more violent crimes than those who are handled by the ...
September 13, 2013
Life After Lockdown: Using Music to Improve
How the three young New Yorkers, who all once spent time in lock-down facilities, are working to get their lives on track and turn longtime dreams into reality ...
September 10, 2013
JJDPA Matters: Here's Why
This landmark juvenile justice legislation is the only federal law that sets national standards for the care of youth in the juvenile justice system. It has ...
August 27, 2013
VIDEO: Hanging Out with a New Kind of NYC Gang
We talked with the folks leading NYC’s new kind of gang for good.
August 18, 2013
A Decade of Cuts to Juvenile Justice Funds
A look at a decade of federal cuts to juvenile justice funding, and the impact on state programs and the youth involved.
August 6, 2013
State Successes in Juvenile Justice: Ohio, Texas & Connecticut
Promising changes are afoot in the juvenile justice field. SparkAction’s Jan Richter has some don’t-miss examples from a recent Capitol Hill briefing on ...
August 5, 2013
UPDATE: Senate Committee on School Resource Officers
As we wrestle how to ensure the safety of our schools, a wave of legislative proposals to increase law enforcement presence in schools could have positive and ...
July 31, 2013
Congress: Don't Pull the Rug Out From Juvenile Justice
Funding cuts in Senate appropriations to juvenile justice programs show that we have a long way to go to protect youth in adult jails through policy and reforms.
July 15, 2013
VIDEO: School to Prison Pipeline
The advancement project explores the school-to-prison pipeline by talking to youth in schools with high security.
June 24, 2013
STUDY: Throwing Kids In Jail Makes Crime Worse, Ruins Lives
Mass incarceration of American youth is actually making the country’s crime problem worse, according to a study of Chicago youth incarceration.
June 7, 2013
Aiming to Change Attitudes on a Tight Budget
Programs in N.Y. working hard to return normalcy to young people’s lives and end the school-to-prison pipeline.
May 21, 2013
Do the New Data on Juvenile Inmate Rape Tell the Whole Story?
Why the data on the sexual abuse of youth in adult prisons has some experts calling for more research.
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 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.
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