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JJDPA Could Clear Way for Other Juvenile Justice Reforms
8/20/2015, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
By Sarah Barr
WASHINGTON — When Congress returns from summer recess early next month, juvenile justice stakeholders will be watching to see what happens to a bill that would update core federal standards for…
Wraparound Services Surround Foster Youth, Families with Help
8/19/2015, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
By Sarah Zahedi
The term “wraparound,” coined in the 1980s, refers to helping people who have complex needs via a structured, creative and individualized team planning process. The California Department…
Court as a Last Resort: NLC Provides Cities with Alternatives to Juvenile Incarceration
8/16/2015, National League of Cities
By Laura Furr
A new issue brief from the National League of Cities (NLC), Alternatives to Arrest for Young People, provides early examples of how law enforcement agencies can divert youth accused of minor offenses…
Jerome G. Miller, 83, Dies; Emptied Reformatories to Better Juvenile Justice
8/15/2015, The New York Times
By Sam Roberts
Jerome G. Miller, who inspired a revolution in America’s juvenile justice system by virtually emptying Massachusetts’s reformatories in the early 1970s, died on Aug. 7 at his home in…
Momentum Builds to Stop the Automatic Shackling of Juveniles in Court
8/14/2015, The Christian Science Monitor
By Stacy Teicher Khadaroo
Reformers have been going after a host of juvenile justice practices that stem from a tough-on-crime era in the 1980s and ’90s – when youths were feared to be turning into…

Press releases

MacArthur Announces 20 Jurisdictions to Receive Funding to Reduce Jail Use
5/26/2015, MacArthur Foundation
By Staff
After a highly competitive selection process that drew applications from nearly 200 jurisdictions in 45 states and territories, MacArthur announced it is awarding 20 jurisdictions $150,000 grants…

Op-eds and essays

Once-Incarcerated Youth Are Now Faces of Freedom
8/24/2015, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
By Alton Pitre
"Because of our resilience, which allowed us to transform, we all are now free and fighting for just policies and laws in our juvenile and criminal justice systems in our own different ways. Because…
Let’s Treat Juveniles in Detention at Least as Well as Animals in Zoo
8/12/2015, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
By Elizabeth Clarke
Prisons, or concrete cages, are outdated concepts for animals. Our zoos have turned animal enclosures into humane reproductions of their natural home environment. Yet our detention centers/prisons…
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