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In the news

New PBS Documentary: 15 to Life - Kenneth's Story
7/30/2014, PBS
By Point of View
PBS Premiere: August 4, 2014 Check Local Listings for Availability Synopsis Does sentencing a teenager to life without parole serve our society well? The United States is the only country in the…
CJJ Releases News Resources for Status Offense Reform
7/30/2014, Coalition for Juvenile Justice
By staff
The Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ) has released online publications to help juvenile justice stakeholders reform their approach to addressing status offenses, such as truancy, running away,…
Tennessee Chosen As 1 Of 5 States To Work On Juvenile Justice Reforms
7/28/2014, The Chattanoogan
By Staff
The Council for State Governments Justice Center, along with the National Reentry Resource Center (NRRC), will partner with Tennessee’s Department of Children’s Services (DCS) Juvenile…
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…

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: 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…