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NCJJ Report Shows Juvenile Crime Keeps Falling, But Reasons Elusive
2/26/2015, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
By Matt Smith
Juvenile arrests for violent crime have dropped to a 30-year low, and fewer teens are being locked up than at any time in nearly 20 years, theNational Center for Juvenile Justice (NCJJ) found in its…
Applicants Sought for FY 2015 JMHCP Funding
2/24/2015, Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP)
By Staff
The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is seeking applications for funding for its Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP).…
Federal Juvenile Justice Funding Declines Precipitously
2/12/2015, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
By Gary Gately
WASHINGTON — When congressional lawmakers last reauthorized the landmark Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, in fiscal year 2002, they appropriated about $547 million for juvenile…
Juvenile Justice Changes Outlined
2/11/2015, Scranton Times-Tribune
By Robert Swift
HARRISBURG — As juvenile crime drops, the juvenile justice system in Pennsylvania is making better use of evidence and statistics to design programs to keep offenders out of detention centers…
ABA Resolution Opposes Automatic Shackling of Youth in Courts
2/9/2015, American Bar Association
By Staff
During its Midyear Meeting, the American Bar Association passed a resolution to oppose the automatic shackling of youth in courts. The resolution "urges all federal, state, local, territorial and…

Press releases

Cook County Juvenile Justice System Leaders Pledge Support for Rehabilitation Over Incarceration
2/19/2015
CHICAGO – An unprecedented partnership of community groups and government leaders today announced their commitment to a set of principles to improve the Cook County juvenile justice system with…

Op-eds and essays

Op-ED: Parker and Schneider: Make 17-Year-Olds Juveniles in Justice System
2/25/2015, Houston Chronicle
By Laura Parker and Michael Schneide
As juvenile court judges, our mission is to help troubled kids get back on track while ensuring accountability and community safety. To help our communities meet those goals, we join sheriffs and…
OP-ED: Five Days to Life in W.Va. Truancy Crisis
2/24/2015, The Charleston Gazette
By Jennifer Meinig
West Virginia’s juvenile justice system is in crisis and the time is ripe to fix it. We applaud the Governor for proposing SB 393 to address this problem, but the bill doesn’t go far…
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