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Lynch on Youth Violence: ZIP Code Must Not Decide Children’s Future
5/12/2015, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
By Gary Gately
ARLINGTON, Va. — U.S. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch served up some sobering statistics today at a national summit on preventing youth violence: More than three of five American children…
They’re Not ‘Thugs’ — They’re Our Children
5/8/2015, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
By By Grace Bauer, James Bell, Sarah Bryer, Jody Kent Lavy, Marcy Mistrett, Marc Schindler and Marie Williams
Like most people watching the unrest unfold in Baltimore on the night of April 27, we felt dismay and hoped that no one would be seriously injured or killed. We regretted the violence and looting,…
What’s Actually In the JJDPA Reauthorization Bill
5/7/2015, The Chronicle of Social Change
By John Kelly
Sens. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) have introduced a bill to reauthorize the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. If it eventually passes, it will be the…
NCMHJJ and Collaborative for Change Release New Research and Program Brief
5/7/2015, NCMHJJ/Collaborative for Change
By Fred Meservey, LMSW and Kathleen R. Skowyra
The National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice (NCMHJJ) and the Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Collaborative for Change released a new Research and Program Brief. Caring for Youth…
IACP Releases Youth Policing Online Assessment Brief
5/6/2015, IACP
By Staff
The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), in collaboration with OJJDP, has released “Youth Focused Policing Agency Self-Assessment.” This online resource will help law…

Press releases

States Selected for SAMHSA-MacArthur Initiative to Divert Juvenile Justice-Involved Youth with Behavioral Health Needs
3/31/2015, SAMHSA/MacArthur Foundation
By Press Release
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and MacArthur announce that New York, Nevada, West Virginia, and Wisconsin have been selected to participate in Improving…

Op-eds and essays

OP-ED: I Believe in Restorative Justice for My Child’s Killer
4/21/2015, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
By Sharletta Evans
It has been nearly 20 years since my 3-year-old son, Casson Xavier “Biscuit” Evans, was killed in a drive-by shooting in Denver. Back then, I wanted the three teenagers charged with his…
JJDP Reauthorization Act Will Help Build a Juvenile Justice System That Works
4/16/2015, SparkAction
By Bill Baccaglini and Dr. Sylvia Rowlands
Criminal justice issues in our country are usually left to the states, but for more than 40 years, since passage of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 (JJDPA), Congress has…
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