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National Association of Counties Calls for Abolition of Life Without Parole for Children
8/27/2014, NACo
By Staff
During its annual conference in New Orleans, the National Association of Counties (NACo) adopted more than 30 new policy positions to guide advocacy efforts. Included was the position that opposes…
Illinois Creates Independent Ombudsman Office to Protect Youth in Prison and on Aftercare
8/26/2014, Illinois Models for Change
By Staff
Illinois has joined a growing number of states with juvenile ombudsman programs intended to help protect the rights of youth in custody. “It is essential for the safety of our incarcerated…
History of CJCA: The Early Years (1994-1999)
8/26/2014, Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators
By Edward Loughran
CJCA entered the juvenile justice world during one of the most regressive reform periods in the history of juvenile justice. According to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency…
Los Angeles to Reduce Arrest Rate in Schools
8/18/2014, The New York Times
By Jennifer Medina
LOS ANGELES — After years of arresting students for on-campus fights and damaging school property, Los Angeles school officials are adopting new policies to reduce the number of students who…
Dual Status Youth: The Importance of Early Intervention and Successful Coordination
8/15/2014, Status Offense Reform Center Blog
By John Tuell
John Tuell of the Robert F. Kennedy National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice discusses the intersections of dual status youth and the issue of status offense reform in an interview for Vera's…

Press releases

IACP Releases National Summit Report: Law Enforcement’s Leadership Role in Juvenile Justice Reform - Actionable Recommendations for Practice and Policy
7/31/2014, International Association of Chiefs of Police
Alexandria, VA – On July 31, 2014, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) released the report of the National Summit on Law Enforcement Leadership in Juvenile Justice, which…

Op-eds and essays

OP-ED: The Myth of Juvenile Crime in the Summer
8/20/2014, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
By Marc Schindler and Amanda Petteruti
It seems like summer has always created some anxiety for adults, who worry that youth will end up in trouble if they don’t have enough to do. Part of that worry may be justifiable: We all want…
OP-ED: Juvenile Sex Offender Registries Don’t Make Us Safer
8/18/2014, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
By Judge George W. Timberlake, Ret.
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…
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