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We're Throwing Kids in Jail for a Trifle -- It's Time to End the School-to-Prison Pipeline

We're Throwing Kids in Jail for a Trifle -- It's Time to End the School-to-Prison Pipeline | Juvenile Justice and Prevention | Scoop.it
This practice is ruining lives, mostly of black children, before they even get a chance to start.
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Connecticut Is Right To Try Teens In Juvenile, Not Adult, Courts

Connecticut Is Right To Try Teens In Juvenile, Not Adult, Courts | Juvenile Justice and Prevention | Scoop.it
Teenagers under age 18 who are charged with misdemeanors can no longer be tried as adults in Connecticut. This overdue new law reflects a more nuanced societal understanding of adolescent development and psychology.

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Juvenile Justice Center Updates “Antiquated” Facility with Help from Norix Furniture

Juvenile Justice Center Updates “Antiquated” Facility with Help from Norix Furniture | Juvenile Justice and Prevention | Scoop.it
In an effort to replace a 50-year-old study center that no longer served the needs of the youths who were housed there, the city of Philadelphia recently opened a Juvenile Justice Services Center (JJSC) that provides a residential educational...
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Savannah crime: Save the males - Savannah Morning News

Savannah crime: Save the males Savannah Morning News Diane McCloud, Chatham County deputy chief assistant district attorney for juvenile court, spoke to the NAACP about a chronic need for male mentors for children who find themselves in legal...
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Mary ran away from home and started living on the streets at 13 ...

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Our Juvenile Justice System is Broken, Only We Can Fix It (by real juvenile justice)


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Reaching them earlier

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Early in his career, Gov. Nathan Deal served as a juvenile court judge in Hall County. “My great frustration was when a young person came befor

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Education Portal Offers Fresh Start for Incarcerated Youth in Oregon

Education Portal Offers Fresh Start for Incarcerated Youth in Oregon | Juvenile Justice and Prevention | Scoop.it

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The Harm We Do: Kids in Solitary Confinement

The Harm We Do: Kids in Solitary Confinement | Juvenile Justice and Prevention | Scoop.it
I was recently asked to write an opinion piece for Youth Today and am happy to re-post it here, “The Harm We Do: Kids in Solitary Confinement” For those of you who aren’t already ...

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Mary ran away from home and started living on the streets at 13 ...

Mary ran away from home and started living on the streets at 13 ... | Juvenile Justice and Prevention | Scoop.it

Our Juvenile Justice System is Broken, Only We Can Fix It (by real juvenile justice)


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At Norfolk County's juvenile court, he hopes to have impact on teen offenders - The Patriot Ledger

At Norfolk County's juvenile court, he hopes to have impact on teen offenders - The Patriot Ledger | Juvenile Justice and Prevention | Scoop.it

At Norfolk County's juvenile court, he hopes to have impact on teen offenders The Patriot Ledger Juvenile court doesn't attract the same attention as district or superior court, but that's exactly where veteran probation officer Mark Prisco wants...


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Telling the Whole Truth about Juvenile Incarceration Rates - Juvenile Justice Blog

Telling the Whole Truth about Juvenile Incarceration Rates - Juvenile Justice Blog | Juvenile Justice and Prevention | Scoop.it
While a new report finds that juvenile incarceration rates are declining in the United States, there is more to the story than just the numbers.  In this guest post, Jason Langberg, staff attorney with Legal Aid of North Carolina, examines … Continue...

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From prison to Phi Theta Kappa: How one Oakland youth is helping change the juvenile justice system | Local: In Oakland | an SFGate.com blog

From prison to Phi Theta Kappa: How one Oakland youth is helping change the juvenile justice system | Local: In Oakland | an SFGate.com blog | Juvenile Justice and Prevention | Scoop.it
From prison to Phi Theta Kappa: How one Oakland youth is helping change the juvenile justice system

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Kids will be kids, except when we suddenly judge them as adults - The Guardian

Kids will be kids, except when we suddenly judge them as adults - The Guardian | Juvenile Justice and Prevention | Scoop.it
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Kids will be kids, except when we suddenly judge them as adults
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A 13 year-old can't get into an R-rated movie, but can be tried as an adult in criminal court. In America, we're clearly confused about ...

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Invisible Prisoners: Why Are So Many Children, Especially Girls, Placed in Solitary Confinement?

Invisible Prisoners: Why Are So Many Children, Especially Girls, Placed in Solitary Confinement? | Juvenile Justice and Prevention | Scoop.it

When we hear about solitary confinement, we often imagine it as a form of extreme punishment inflicted on the most vicious and dangerous criminals in prison. The last thing you would expect is for this practice to be inflicted on children.


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Child-welfare advocates concerned about adult/youth justice ...

Child-welfare advocates concerned about adult/youth justice ... | Juvenile Justice and Prevention | Scoop.it
“Preventing juvenile crime and rehabilitating youthful offenders demand a different model than adult corrections,” Thompson said in a statement. “We are concerned that the new structure will lead to a decreased emphasis on ...
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Will Gov. Renege on Promise to Young Offenders?

Will Gov. Renege on Promise to Young Offenders? | Juvenile Justice and Prevention | Scoop.it
SALEM, Ore. - The long state legislative session has been full of promises to reform Oregon's criminal justice system, putting more focus on crime prevention and less on locking people up.
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Juvenile Criminal Records to be More Difficult for Minnesota Public ...

Juveniles sometimes commit crimes simply because they may be under peer pressure to do so or they exercise poor judgment. It is this fact that there is a juvenile court in Minnesota that has a focus on ensuring a juvenile is ...
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Re-entry programs reduce recidivism with evidence-based practices

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Respected criminal justice researcher Dr. Edward Latessa responds to criticism of reentry programs in reducing recidivism. (Re-entry programs reduce #recidivism with evidence-based practices.


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Scope of Ga. juvenile justice abuse claims widens | AccessNorthGa

Scope of Ga. juvenile justice abuse claims widens | AccessNorthGa | Juvenile Justice and Prevention | Scoop.it
Scope of Ga. juvenile justice abuse claims widens: Juvenile Justice officials say the number of... http://t.co/rr0YH6MASL #AccessNorthGA
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Getting the Juvenile-Justice System to Grow Up - TIME

Getting the Juvenile-Justice System to Grow Up - TIME | Juvenile Justice and Prevention | Scoop.it
Getting the Juvenile-Justice System to Grow Up TIME Every year, some 200,000 youths are tried, sentenced or incarcerated as adults, and on the first instance of trouble, often for relatively minor crimes, according to the Campaign for Youth...

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The Role of Empathy in Crime, Policing, and Justice

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Posick’s research focuses on the role of emotions in behavior with a particular emphasis on delinquency and criminal justice. This research was spurred by his involvement with organizations working with offenders and victims.

 

Article: The Role of Empathy in Crime, Policing, and Justice

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Empathy refers to a person’s ability to understand the emotions of others and share in their feelings. Researchers in many fields have shown that empathy – or its absence – matters greatly in many aspects of social life. For example, empathetic people are more likely to have strong ties to family members and others with whom they regularly work or interact. And individuals capable of empathy have higher self-esteem and enjoy life more fully. The flip side is also true: people who have trouble empathizing with others tend to suffer from poorer mental health and have less fulfilling social relationships.


Researchers are showing that empathy also matters in crime and punishment, and recent findings suggest important steps that can be taken to reduce juvenile delinquency and improve relationships between communities and police.
How Empathy Matters...

 

Empathetic people are less likely to engage in delinquency or crime.....

Empathy affects how people think about crime and punishment in complex ways....

Empathy and perceptions of empathy help to shape the interactions of police and  members of the communities they are assigned to protect.....

 


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ACLU, other groups want NJ to limit use of solitary confinement for juveniles - Hunterdon County Democrat - NJ.com

ACLU, other groups want NJ to limit use of solitary confinement for juveniles - Hunterdon County Democrat -  NJ.com | Juvenile Justice and Prevention | Scoop.it

ACLU, other groups want NJ to limit use of solitary confinement for juveniles Hunterdon County Democrat - NJ.com The groups say they will file a petition with the Juvenile Justice Commission and the state Attorney General's Office asking the state...


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Dawn Cutaia: Proposal to help troubled York youth: Mentoring treatment court - York Daily Record

Dawn Cutaia: Proposal to help troubled York youth: Mentoring treatment court - York Daily Record | Juvenile Justice and Prevention | Scoop.it

Dawn Cutaia: Proposal to help troubled York youth: Mentoring treatment court York Daily Record We decided that the program would focus on first-time offenders charged with drug dealing who were either juveniles or youthful offenders (adults between...


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Shocking: Rape Is Rampant in Juvenile Justice System and Most Often Perpetrated by Staff

Shocking: Rape Is Rampant in Juvenile Justice System and Most Often Perpetrated by Staff | Juvenile Justice and Prevention | Scoop.it
Hundreds of teens are victimized repeatedly, according to study.
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Georgia's juvenile rape problem - Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)

Georgia's juvenile rape problem Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog) Georgia's juvenile justice system is being criticized for a series of alleged sexual assaults in detention centers in metro Atlanta.


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