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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…
Sens. Rand Paul and Cory Booker Cross Aisle for Bill on Juvenile Records, Solitary Confinement
7/9/2014, The Chronicle of Social Change
By John Kelly
A bill introduced this week by Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) would automatically seal or expunge the records of certain juveniles and limit the use of solitary confinement in…

Press releases

States Selected for SAMHSA-MacArthur Initiative to Divert Juvenile Justice-Involved Youth with Behavioral Health Needs
6/20/2014, Press Release
By Staff
Policy Academy-Action Network Initiative: State Selection Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the John D. and…

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…