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OJJDP Should Strengthen DMC Requirement: Report
9/16/2014, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
By Gary Gately
States face no real federal pressure to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in the juvenile justice system, a new report says. The report by the National Research Council of the National Academy of…
New Report on State Trends to Remove Children from the Adult Justice System
9/12/2014, Campaign for Youth Justice
By Staff
A new report from the Campaign for Youth Justice (CFYJ), State Trends: Updates from the 2013-2014 Legislative Session, takes a look at states are removing children from the adult criminal justice…
Calcasieu Resource Center Has Been Huge Asset in Dealing with Juveniles
9/9/2014, American Press
By Jonathan Manning
The Calcasieu Parish Multi-Agency Resource Center, which provides assistance to at-risk children and their families, is an “unbelievable asset” for law enforcement, Lake Charles Chief of…
Will This Be the Year JJDPA Is Reauthorized?
9/4/2014, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
By Gary Gately
Forty years after its birth, the landmark federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act could be reauthorized by Congress this year. Reauthorization can hardly come soon enough for…
OJJDP’s Model Programs Guide Adds Three Literature Reviews
9/4/2014, OJJDP
By Staff
OJJDP’s Model Programs Guide (MPG), an online resource of evidence-based juvenile justice and youth prevention, intervention, and reentry programs, has added three new literature reviews. MPG…

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

What’s the Value of Federal Juvenile Justice Act? Imagine the Last 40 Years Without It
9/9/2014, The Chronicle of Social Change
By Liz Ryan and Jill Ward
So what if there was no JJDPA? Remember the movie, “It’s a Wonderful Life” where the soon-to-be angel Clarence turns back the clock and George Bailey hasn’t been born? He…
OP-ED: Why the JJDPA Still Matters
9/5/2014, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
By Marie N. Williams, JD
When first enacted in 1974, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) revolutionized juvenile justice practice across the United States. While not commonly discussed as such, the…
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