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Publication cover Promising Practices for Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Juvenile Justice System
Sep 4, 2014, National Juvenile Justice Network
This policy update draws on the work of Models for Change in Pennsylvania, as well other jurisdictions-many also supported by Models for Change- to identify key policy recommendations that may help…
Publication cover The Comeback and Coming-from-Behind States: An Update on Youth Incarceration in the United States
Dec 11, 2013, National Juvenile Justice Network
Federal data on youth confinement shows continued progress of 9 states on implementing meaningful juvenile justice reforms tied to reducing youth confinement. The report identifies four states not…
Publication cover Arrested Development: Confinement Can Negatively Affect Youth Maturation
Oct 29, 2013, National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN)
Common sense tells us that teenagers are different from adults, and a large, growing body of psychological and neurological research confirms that young people's brains mature far less rapidly than…
Publication cover NJJN Policy Platform - Youth in the Adult System
Aug 1, 2013, National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN)
We all recognize that youth are different from adults -- so why doesn't our juvenile justice system? With legal and scientific communities consistently asserting that young people cannot be held…
Publication cover The Comeback States: Reducing youth incarceration in the United States
Jun 18, 2013, National Juvenile Justice Network & Texas Public Policy Foundation
In 2000, a record-setting 108,802 youth were held in detention centers awaiting trial or confined by the courts in juvenile facilities in the United States. In a dramatic turnaround, by late-2010,…
Publication cover When Three's a Crowd: How Families Can Contribute to their Child's Defense
Jun 17, 2013, National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN)
How can parents help when their child is in trouble with the law? What do juvenile defenders need to know about how to protect the child's interest when it comes to including parents in the…
Publication cover Funding Community-Based Supervision: Legislative Levers to Lock In Local Funding
May 20, 2013, National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN)
Congratulations! You’ve won a long, hard fight to get legislation passed that makes sure local jurisdictions fund community-based alternatives to detention and long-term lockup for youth in…
Publication cover Toolkit: How to Calculate the Average Costs of Detaining a Youth
May 9, 2013, National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN)
Do you know what it costs to detain a youth in your community? Do policymakers? Advocates and system stakeholders frequently lack complete and accurate cost data that could give them a fuller…
Publication cover Toolkit: How to Calculate the Cost of a Youth Arrest
May 4, 2013, National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN)
Do you know what it costs to arrest a youth in your community? Do policymakers? This step-by-step guide from the National Juvenile Justice's (NJJN) Fiscal Policy Center can help. As states and…
Publication cover Six Policy Priorities for Juvenile Defense: Why Juvenile Defense Doesn't End in the Courtroom
May 1, 2013, National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN)
Juvenile defenders can and should play a vital role in policy and justice system reform -- and advocates can partner with them to accomplish significant changes that affect youth in the court room…
Publication cover Doing it Right: Risk Assessment in Juvenile Justice
Apr 29, 2013, National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN)
Do you know how risk assessments can be used most effectively to avoid unnecessary incarceration and improve case planning for youth? Check out the National Juvenile Justice Network's (NJJN) policy…
Publication cover Child Welfare: Gateway to Juvenile Court for African-American Youth
Jan 10, 2013, National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN)
Is child welfare a gateway to the juvenile justice system for African-American youth? A new policy update from the Natoinal Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN), drawing on the Models for Change Knowledge…
Publication cover Diverting Youth from the Justice System: Why and How
Dec 18, 2012, National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN)
Juvenile diversion programs result in improved outcomes for youth, cost-savings, and increased public safety. But they could be more widely used — and existing programs could be improved. This…
Publication cover Seven Ways to Improve Juvenile Indigent Defense
Nov 5, 2012, National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN)
In recent years, a great deal of work has been undertaken across the country to improve juvenile indigent defense. This policy update from the National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN) reviews key…
Publication cover Competency to Stand Trial in Juvenile Court: Recommendations for Policymakers
Nov 1, 2012, National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN)
How do courts determine when a youth is competent to stand trial? What do they do if a youth is found "incompetent" for court proceedings? Most states lack statutory guidance to answer these…
Publication cover Recipe for Reform School -- Why Some Kids and Teens in the Child Welfare System End Up in the Juvenile Justice System
Oct 1, 2012, National Juvenile Justice Network
We have known for a long time that many youth in the juvenile justice system have "crossed over" from the child welfare system. But new research funded and synthesized by Models for Change in a 2011…
Publication cover Advances in Juvenile Justice Reform: 2009-2011 Edition
Sep 20, 2012, National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN)
Looking for information about youth justice reforms — or for inspiration and ideas based on reforms from other states? You can find them in NJJN’s Advances in Juvenile Justice Reform:…
Publication cover Emerging Findings and Policy Implications from the Pathways to Desistance Study
Sep 11, 2012, National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN)
The Pathways to Desistance study is a large, multi-site, collaborative project that followed over 1,300 youth ages 14-18 for seven years after their convictions for serious offenses. This fact sheet…
Publication cover NJJN Policy Platform - Safe and Effective School Disciplinary Policies and Practices
May 18, 2012, National Juvenile Justice Network
The National Juvenile Justice Network's policy platform includes recommendations on safe and effective school disciplinary policies and practices. The recommendations focus on: Law enforcement…
Publication cover National Juvenile Justice Network Policy Platform, DMC
May 18, 2012, National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN)
Although white youth and youth of color commit crimes at similar rates, crime policies and school, police and juvenile court practices frequently lead to a disproportionate focus on – and more…
Publication cover The Truth About Consequences: Studies Point Toward Sparing Use of Formal Juvenile Justice System Processing and Incarceration
Jan 23, 2012, National Juvenile Justice Network
Recent research from the Pathways to Desistance study shows that incarcerating young people and formally processing them through the juvenile justice system is harmful and counter-productive in most…
Publication cover Bringing Youth Home: A National Movement to Increase Public Safety, Rehabilitate Youth and Save Money
Jul 1, 2011, National Juvenile Justice Network
At least twenty-four states will save tens of millions of dollars in the coming fiscal year—and significantly increase public safety—through a smart and simple restructuring of their…
Publication cover The Real Costs and Benefits of Change: Finding Opportunities for Reform During Difficult Fiscal Times
Jul 14, 2010, National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN)
The financial collapse of 2008 and 2009 means that almost all states are facing alarming budget shortfalls. Because of these fiscal crises, advocates can expect increasingly significant pushback from…
Publication cover Pathways to Desistance Talking Points
Jan 28, 2010, National Juvenile Justice Network
New Research Shows Community-Based Alternatives as Effective as Institutional Placements for Curbing Re-arrest in Youth with Serious Offenses Findings from a longitudinal study on serious youth…
Publication cover Advances in Juvenile Justice Reform: 2007-2008
Dec 1, 2008, National Juvenile Justice Network
Provides an extensive sampling of juvenile justice reforms across the country from 2007-2008. The booklet is organized by topic area and includes a state index of reforms.
Publication cover Advances in Juvenile Justice Reform: 2006-2007
Nov 1, 2007, National Juvenile Justice Network
Provides an extensive sampling of juvenile justice reforms across the country from 2006-2007. The booklet is organized by topic area and includes a state index of reforms.
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