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Juvenile Jails Adopting ACE- and Trauma-Informed Practices
5/27/2015, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
By Ed Finkel
"Youths convicted of offenses that land them in facilities to serve out their sentences have a disproportionately high number of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). One Florida study recently put…
True Justice for Young Offenders: Gov. Cuomo on Why It's Time to Raise the Age of Criminal Responsibility
5/27/2015, New York Daily News
By Gov. Andrew Cuomo
Since I took office in 2011, I have taken steps to reform our juvenile justice system to make our communities safer while also ensuring that young offenders get the help they need to get on the right…
Texas: Legislature OKs Juvenile Justice Reforms
5/27/2015, San Antonio Current
By Michael Marks
A bill that juvenile justice groups praised as “a fundamental shift in how young people would be served by the justice system” passed through the state House of Representatives on…
Nevada Offenders Under 18 No Longer Eligible for Life Without Parole
5/26/2015, Las Vegas Review-Journal
By Yesenia Amaro
"Nevada became the 13th state on Monday to abolish life-without-parole sentences for those under 18 after Gov. Brian Sandoval signed Assembly Bill 267 into law. The legislation eliminates the option…
New Juvenile Law Center Report: Ten Strategies to Reduce Juvenile Length of Stay
5/18/2015, Juvenile Law Center
By Jessica Feierman, Kacey Mordecai, and Robert G. Schwartz
Excerpt from Report Background Despite a significant national trend away from juvenile incarceration, the United States still places more young people in secure confinement than any other country…

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

OP-ED: I Believe in Restorative Justice for My Child’s Killer
4/21/2015, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
By Sharletta Evans
It has been nearly 20 years since my 3-year-old son, Casson Xavier “Biscuit” Evans, was killed in a drive-by shooting in Denver. Back then, I wanted the three teenagers charged with his…
JJDP Reauthorization Act Will Help Build a Juvenile Justice System That Works
4/16/2015, SparkAction
By Bill Baccaglini and Dr. Sylvia Rowlands
Criminal justice issues in our country are usually left to the states, but for more than 40 years, since passage of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 (JJDPA), Congress has…
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