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OJJDP Bulletin Examines Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors Among Detained Youth
7/24/2014, OJJDP
By Staff
OJJDP has released “Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors Among Detained Youth.” The bulletin is part of OJJDP's Beyond Detention series, which examines the findings of the Northwestern…
Iowa: Mandatory Minimums for Juveniles Thrown Out
7/18/2014, The New York Times
By Staff
The Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday that juveniles cannot be given mandatory minimum sentences, making it the first state to interpret federal court directives that broadly. More than 100 prisoners…
Juvenile Justice Grant Funds Functional Family Therapy Program
7/14/2014, The Albany Herald
By Carlton Fletcher
Judge: Costs for juvenile offenders significantly lower with ‘evidence-based’ program ALBANY — The Dougherty County Commission is expected to sign off at its business meeting next…
Texas’ Front End Diversion Initiative Designated a "Promising Program"
7/14/2014, Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Collaborative for Change
By Staff
The Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Collaborative for Change is pleased to announce that Texas’ Front End Diversion Initiative (FEDI) has been designated a “Promising Program” by…
Video: Clark County’s Status Offense Reform Effort
7/14/2014, Status Offense Reform Center
By Staff
Jodi Martin, Models for Change Coordinator for Clark County (WA), describes how the current approach to truancy was developed to keep kids in schools and out of court. For more information on this…

Press releases

CSG Justice Center Provides Roadmap for State and Local Governments to Improve Outcomes for Youth in Juvenile Justice System
7/28/2014, Council for State Governments
By Michael Clark
The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center, along with the National Reentry Resource Center (NRRC), released two publications explaining what state and local governments can do to improve…

Op-eds and essays

OP-ED: Uncharted Territory
7/16/2014, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
By John Maki
CHICAGO — At the end of last year, the Illinois General Assembly found itself in uncharted territory. In response to an ongoing crisis of gun violence in some of Chicago’s poorest…
OP-ED: Building Bipartisan Base for Safer, Smarter Juvenile Justice
7/11/2014, The Chicago Bureau
By Justice Policy Institute
In the past two weeks, Congressional leaders took important steps to play a more catalytic role in advancing safe and smart youth justice policies, building on the bipartisan support that exists in…