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Digital curation of some of the best articles in juvenile justice reform. Focus on DOJ agreement with Shelby County Juvenile Court.
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OP-ED: Juvenile Sex Offender Registries Don’t Make Us Safer

OP-ED: Juvenile Sex Offender Registries Don’t Make Us Safer | Juvenile Justice Reform | Scoop.it
Sex offenders are people, too. You probably won’t see that on bumper stickers soon, but it is the sentiment I try to convey when explaining my views of how our society should respond to sexual offenses committed by children. It’s one thing to tell an audience that research studies show young sex offenders respond well […]
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Obama wants to stop 'school-to-prison pipeline' for minorities

Obama wants to stop 'school-to-prison pipeline' for minorities | Juvenile Justice Reform | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON - President Obama plans to launch an initiative aimed at improving the lives of young black and Latino men by bringing businesses and foundations together with government agencies to change what an administration official called the "school-to-prison pipeline."
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Juvenile Justice: How prosecutors in Florida gained incredible power over the fate of juveniles

Juvenile Justice: How prosecutors  in Florida gained incredible power over the fate of juveniles | Juvenile Justice Reform | Scoop.it
The true driving force was the public perception that crime was out of control in Florida, especially crimes committed by kids
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Obama administration urges schools to drop ‘zero-tolerance’ discipline policies

Obama administration urges schools to drop ‘zero-tolerance’ discipline policies | Juvenile Justice Reform | Scoop.it
“A routine school disciplinary infraction should land a student in the principal’s office, not in a police precinct,” U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said.
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Setting Standards for Status Offender Care

Setting Standards for Status Offender Care | Juvenile Justice Reform | Scoop.it
If You Read It Here, It's A Crime. America's most comprehensive source of news on crime, and resources on criminal justice.
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Prisoners Of Profit - Part 1 - The Huffington Post

Prisoners Of Profit - Part 1 - The Huffington Post | Juvenile Justice Reform | Scoop.it
Private Prison Empire Rises Despite Startling Record Of Juvenile Abuse
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A Different Approach to Crime in a New York Neighborhood Is Working, Report Says

A Different Approach to Crime in a New York Neighborhood Is Working, Report Says | Juvenile Justice Reform | Scoop.it
For young residents of Red Hook, N.Y. the chance to keep their record clean, or clear it, can make a world of difference in their future.
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‘Stop Jailing 16-year-olds,’ NY Policymakers Are Told

‘Stop Jailing 16-year-olds,’ NY Policymakers Are Told | Juvenile Justice Reform | Scoop.it
If You Read It Here, It's A Crime. America's most comprehensive source of news on crime, and resources on criminal justice.
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Juvenile Justice Information Exchange » Resource Hub

Juvenile Justice Information Exchange » Resource Hub | Juvenile Justice Reform | Scoop.it
News for People Who Care About Children and the Law
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Info from site: The Juvenile Justice Reform Hub is a comprehensive source of information on cutting-edge juvenile justice issues and reform trends. The content of this website is being developed in phases, so check back regularly for new material.

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The Bullying to Prison Pipeline

The Bullying to Prison Pipeline | Juvenile Justice Reform | Scoop.it
Childhood bullying victims are significantly more likely to spend time in prison during adulthood than those who do not suffer bullying, according to research presented at the American Psychological Association’s annual convention in Honolulu, HI.
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How Should Inmates Be Released from Prison? An Assessment of Parole Versus Fixed Sentence Regimes

How Should Inmates Be Released from Prison? An Assessment of Parole Versus Fixed Sentence Regimes | Juvenile Justice Reform | Scoop.it
2013 study from Columbia University demonstrating the importance of parole boards and their effectiveness in reducing recidivism.
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Calif. Locking Up Far Fewer Juvenile Offenders - CBS Los Angeles

Calif. Locking Up Far Fewer Juvenile Offenders - CBS Los Angeles | Juvenile Justice Reform | Scoop.it
California is a national leader in reducing the number of juvenile offenders incarcerated in state and county lockups, according to a study advocacy groups released Tuesday.
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“There was a recognition that kids are different. … They’re more likely to act impulsively compared to adults, and they’re more likely to change.”

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The Juvenile Justice Act Needs an Overhaul

The Juvenile Justice Act Needs an Overhaul | Juvenile Justice Reform | Scoop.it
The landscape in juvenile justice has changed a lot since 1992, but the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA), which provides critical federal funding to states to comply with a set of core requirements designed to protect...
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OP-ED: You can’t Talk About Justice Without Talking About Race

OP-ED: You can’t Talk About Justice Without Talking About Race | Juvenile Justice Reform | Scoop.it
Attempts at reducing disproportionate minority contact (DMC) and disparate treatment of racial and ethnic youth in the justice systems of our country have not made much progress. Advocates, foundations, courts and stakeholders have exercised words and approaches, but the numbers don’t lie. According to the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange’s recent analysis of federal data from […]
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Massachusetts Begins Juvenile Justice Initiative

Massachusetts Begins Juvenile Justice Initiative | Juvenile Justice Reform | Scoop.it
Massachusetts has launched an initiative to reduce recidivism by signing a contract for the largest pay-for-success financial investment in the country.
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Minority kids disproportionately impacted by zero-tolerance laws

Minority kids disproportionately impacted by zero-tolerance laws | Juvenile Justice Reform | Scoop.it
A year ago, Kyle Thompson was a soft-spoken, 115 pound, football-playing freshman whose tug-of-war with a teacher over 'the hit list," a note about kids he wanted to tackle on the field, landed him in handcuffs and ultimately led to his expulsion.
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Activists push for juvenile justice system reforms | Al Jazeera America

Activists push for juvenile justice system reforms | Al Jazeera America | Juvenile Justice Reform | Scoop.it
Critics argue detention centers wrongly focus on punishment rather than rehabilitation for young people
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Youth Today

Youth Today | Juvenile Justice Reform | Scoop.it
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From The Crime Report:

Thousands of status offenders -- youths who commit offenses that wouldn’t be considered offenses but for their age: truancy, running away from home, curfew violations, alcohol or tobacco possession -- end up in juvenile detention centers each year. The Washington-based Coalition for Juvenile Justice says status offenders should never be detained. A report from the group this week says doing so may increase the likelihood the youths will become more involved with the juvenile justice system later and even with the criminal justice system when they become adults, reports Youth Today.

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Study: Many Convicted Juveniles Say They Falsely Admitted Crime

Study: Many Convicted Juveniles Say They Falsely Admitted Crime | Juvenile Justice Reform | Scoop.it
More than a third of juveniles convicted of serious crimes said in a recent study they had falsely admitted to a crime they did not commit.
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YOUTH @ CENTER: COURTROOM COMMUNICATION

YOUTH @ CENTER: COURTROOM COMMUNICATION | Juvenile Justice Reform | Scoop.it
Post about Washington State Juvenile Indigent Defense Action Network's Judicial Colloquies Project to create courtroom colloquies and supplemental materials that make the information communicated in juvenile justice hearing more accessible to youth.
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Early warning signs. Lack of communication. Guilt & shame. The latest @ojpgov report:

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Examining the Relationship Between Family Group Conferencing and Juvenile Recidivism | Vera Institute of Justice

Examining the Relationship Between Family Group Conferencing and Juvenile Recidivism | Vera Institute of Justice | Juvenile Justice Reform | Scoop.it
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Unfinished Business: Protecting Children in Adult Jails and Prisons

Unfinished Business: Protecting Children in Adult Jails and Prisons | Juvenile Justice Reform | Scoop.it
A decade ago this July, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), a bill designed to end sexual violence behind bars. It’s now time to ensure that all states are in compliance.
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Helping Teens Think About Crime

Helping Teens Think About Crime | Juvenile Justice Reform | Scoop.it
There were 44 percent fewer arrests among teens who took a 30-week training course in Chicago called Becoming a Man, based on cognitive behavior therapy, than among those who didn't take it, according to a recent University of Chicago Crime Lab...
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Study finds African-Americans are much more likely than white people to be arrested for having pot

Study finds African-Americans are much more likely than white people to be arrested for having pot | Juvenile Justice Reform | Scoop.it
African-Americans in Tennessee are four times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than white people despite relatively similar rates of use, according to a nationwide study released Tuesday by the American Civil Liberties Union.
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