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Publication cover JJGPS State Scan: Systems Integration-Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice
Oct 21, 2014, National Center for Juvenile Justice
The way states organize the administration of child welfare and juvenile justice varies widely across the country and may influence a state’s ability to coordinate services between the two…
Publication cover Keeping Kids Out of Court: Rethinking Our Response to Status Offenses
Oct 8, 2014, Status Offense Reform Center
Status offenses are behaviors that are problematic but non-criminal in nature —such as running away from home, skipping school, or violating curfew—which are prohibited under the law only…
Publication cover National League of Cities: Information Sharing to Support Juvenile Justice Reform
Oct 7, 2014, Laura Furr
Cities are joining and strengthening a national juvenile justice reform movement. Sharing information and aligning policy decisions among city agencies and with county and state juvenile justice…
Publication cover State Trends 2013-2014 Legislative Session
Sep 12, 2014, Campaign for Youth Justice
The report takes a look at states that have, and are taking steps to remove children from the adult criminal justice system. State Trends documents the continuation of four trends in justice reform…
Publication cover Juvenile Defense Attorneys and Family Engagement: Same Team, Different Roles
Aug 5, 2014, National Juvenile Defender Center
When a child gets arrested, the entire family is implicated and some family members are even brought into the juvenile court process along with that child. For families, this can be a difficult and…
Publication cover Law Enforcement’s Leadership Role in Juvenile Justice Reform: Actionable Recommendations for Practice & Policy
Jul 31, 2014, International Association of Chiefs of Police
From the National Summit on Law Enforcement Leadership in Juvenile Justice, which the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) convened with support from the John D. and Catherine T.…

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Publication cover Family Involvement in Pennsylvania's Juvenile Justice System
Nov 1, 2009, Wendy Luckenbill & Clay Yeager
When children are involved with juvenile justice, the involvement of families is critical to a successful outcome. Yet, family involvement is frequently associated with negative rather than positive…
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