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New Whitepaper on Juvenile Defense Attorneys: A Critical Protection Against Injustice
4/15/2014, National Juvenile Defender Center
By Staff
Stakes are high when youth come into contact with the juvenile justice system. When a child’s liberty and freedom are at risk, meaningful access to legal advice and the counsel of a juvenile…
NJJN Report: A House Divided No More: Common Cause for Juvenile Justice Advocates, Victim Advocates, and Communities
4/8/2014, National Juvenile Justice Network
By Staff
A new report from the National Juvenile Justice Network dispels some of the misconceptions about youthful “offenders” and “victims,” and argues for more holistic approaches…
OP-ED: Children Deserve Our Honesty and Compassion
4/8/2014, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
By Staff
We shouldn’t ignore their [young people’s] cries for attention, or vilify adolescence. We should encourage strengths, stimulate minds, and attempt to understand adolescent behavior so…
LGBTQ Youths Detained for Status Offenses Twice as Often as Others
4/7/2014, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
By Gary Gately
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth are twice as likely as other youngsters to be detained in a juvenile detention facility for status offenses, experts said. The…
NCCD New Reports: Youth Incarceration Is Down, But Not for Youth of Color
4/7/2014
By National Council on Crime and Delinquency
The National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD) released the first two reports in a new series on the dramatic reduction of youth incarceration rates in most US states. The latest data from the…

Press releases

Illinois’ First Comprehensive Study of Youth Who Have Sexually Offended Finds They Are Highly Amenable to Treatment and Unlikely to Reoffend
3/25/2014, Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission
Recommendations: Illinois should implement evidence-informed policies for professionals who work with victims and youth offenders; provide individualized, community-based, family-focused treatments…

Op-eds and essays

OP-ED: It’s Time to Abolish Automatic Transfer
4/9/2014, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
By John Maki, Executive Director of the John Howard Association of Illinois
In Illinois’ statehouse, legislators are debating a proposal that would give judges the power to determine whether kids should be tried in juvenile or criminal court, regardless of the crime…
OP-ED: Children Deserve Our Honesty and Compassion
4/8/2014, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
By Staff
We shouldn’t ignore their [young people’s] cries for attention, or vilify adolescence. We should encourage strengths, stimulate minds, and attempt to understand adolescent behavior so…