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Juvenile Justice: Intervention Beats Incarceration
6/25/2015, The Herald-Dispatch
By Ben Fields
West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin was in Huntington on Thursday for a panel discussion on new legislation that will seek to divert juvenile offenders from going to a facility and hopefully…
Editorial: End Solitary Confinement in Juvenile Halls
6/24/2015, San Gabriel Valley Tribune
By Los Angeles News Group Editorial Board
California legislators should know the name and story of Kalief Browder. Earlier this month the 22-year-old hanged himself with a cord from an air-conditioner at his family’s Bronx apartment.…
In New Haven, Police Chiefs from Around the Nation Talk about Juvenile Justice
6/24/2015, New Haven Register
By Ryann Flynn
More than 30 police chiefs flocked to Yale this week, coming from as far as California, Colorado and as close as the New Haven Police Department, as the city played host to a three day symposium on…
Louisiana to Study Idea of Treating 17-year-Old Offenders as Juveniles Rather than Adults
6/24/2015, The Advocate
By Katy Reckdahl
Louisiana is one of 10 states whose criminal justice system treats all 17-year-olds as adults. But that could soon change. In what’s seen as a first step toward potentially raising the age of…
Police Chiefs Vow To Do Better By Kids
6/24/2015, New Haven Independent
By Sebastian Medina-Tayac
When Gainesville Chief of Police Tony Jones returns to Florida from New Haven, he plans to consider pairing police officers with social workers to help children cope with violence — a tactic…

Press releases

MacArthur Announces 20 Jurisdictions to Receive Funding to Reduce Jail Use
5/26/2015, MacArthur Foundation
By Staff
After a highly competitive selection process that drew applications from nearly 200 jurisdictions in 45 states and territories, MacArthur announced it is awarding 20 jurisdictions $150,000 grants…

Op-eds and essays

Editorial: Springfield's secret to criminal justice reform — compromise
6/16/2015, Chicago Sun-Times
People who work with troubled kids will tell you that it does no good to put a child as young as 10 in a county detention facility. Talk about setting the kid up for even more trouble.
OP-ED: Justice Foiled by Ignorance of Trauma
6/10/2015, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
By Judge George Timberlake, Ret.
Our court systems, both child welfare and juvenile delinquency, must learn what science can teach us and use that knowledge every day in every case, no matter what the circumstances.
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