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Publication cover CSG Justice Center: Reducing Juvenile Recidivism Checklists
Nov 9, 2015, Council of State Governments Justice Center
CSG Justice Center checklists can help state and local officials to assess whether their juvenile justice system’s policies and practices are aligned with the research on “what…
Publication cover Trends in Juvenile Justice State Legislation 2011-2015
Oct 12, 2015, Sarah Alice Brown
In the past five years, juvenile justice reform legislation in the United States has grown at a remarkable pace. The recent shift in juvenile justice policy marks a clear departure from laws enacted…
Publication cover The Supreme Court and the Transformation of Juvenile Sentencing
Sep 30, 2015, Elizabeth Scott, Thomas Grisso, Marsha Levick, and Laurence Steinberg
In the past decade, the Supreme Court has transformed the constitutional landscape of juvenile crime regulation. In three strongly worded opinions, the Court held that imposing harsh criminal…
Publication cover Overview Brief: The U.S. Supreme Court and the Transformation of Juvenile Sentencing
Sep 30, 2015, Elizabeth Scott, Thomas Grisso, Marsha Levick, and Laurence Steinberg
Three United States Supreme Court decisions of the past decade have delineated the principle that children are developmentally different from adults in ways that matter for the fair punishment of…
Publication cover Juvenile Sentencing in a Developmental Framework: The Role of the Courts
Sep 30, 2015, Elizabeth Scott, Thomas Grisso, Marsha Levick, and Laurence Steinberg
Three United States Supreme Court decisions in the past decade have delineated the constitutional principle that children are developmentally different from adults in ways that matter for the fair…
Publication cover Practitioner Brief: Applying a Developmental Framework to Juvenile Sentencing-What Forensic Experts and Attorneys Should Know
Sep 30, 2015, Elizabeth Scott, Thomas Grisso, Marsha Levick, and Laurence Steinberg
Recent decisions by the United States Supreme Court have severely restricted the use of life without parole for juvenile offenders (JLWOP). Affirming the principle that children are developmentally…
Publication cover Indefensible: The Lack of Juvenile Defense Data
Jul 23, 2015, Andrew Wachter, Research Associate, NCJJ
NCJJ has released a new StateScan publication that summarizes the results from a review of publicly available data that describe the application of juvenile defense across the country. This StateScan…
Publication cover Mental Health Screening in Juvenile Justice Services
May 5, 2015, Andrew Wachter, Research Associate, NCJJ
This StateScan publication is the 4th in a series that distills important knowledge from NCJJ’s new Juvenile Justice Geography, Policy, Practice and Statistics website. The author, Andrew…
Publication cover When Systems Collaborate: How Three Jurisdictions Improved their Handling of Dual-Status Cases
Apr 22, 2015, Douglas Thomas et al. NCJJ Senior Research Associate
When Systems Collaborate (19 pages) provides case studies of three jurisdictions trying to coordinate information and services to youth with dual-status in both the juvenile justice and child welfare…
Publication cover Juvenile Offenders and Victims: 2014 National Report
Dec 12, 2014, Melissa Sickmund and Charles Puzzanchera, National Center for Juvenile Justice
This report consists of the most requested information on juveniles and the juvenile justice system in the U.S. Developed by the National Center for Juvenile Justice (NCJJ) for the Office of Juvenile…
Publication cover Sticker Shock: Calculating the Full Price Tag for Youth Incarceration
Dec 9, 2014, Justice Policy Institute
Thirty-three U.S. states and jurisdictions spend $100,000 or more annually to incarcerate a young person, and continue to generate outcomes that result in even greater costs. The Justice Policy…
Publication cover Failed Policies, Forfeited Futures: A Nationwide Scorecard on Juvenile Records
Nov 13, 2014, Riya Saha Shah, Esq. and Lauren A. Fine, Esq., Juvenile Law Center
Failed Policies, Forfeited Futures: A Nationwide Scorecard on Juvenile Records, is the first-ever comprehensive evaluation of state policies that govern the confidentiality and expungement of…
Publication cover Juvenile Records: A National Review of State Laws on Confidentiality, Sealing and Expungement
Nov 13, 2014, Riya Saha Shah, Esq. and Lauren A. Fine, Esq., Juvenile Law Center
Public access to records of juvenile arrests, court proceedings and dispositions can impede successful transitions to adulthood for many youth, especially when these records remain available long…
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 NCSC Trends in State Courts 2014
Jul 2, 2014, Mulitple
National Center for State Courts' (NCSC) Trends in State Courts 2014 focuses on what courts can do, and are doing, to serve the needs of society’s most vulnerable groups: juveniles and the…
Publication cover The Fourth Wave: Juvenile Justice Reforms for the Twenty-First Century
Dec 15, 2013, National Campaign to Reform State Juvenile Justice Systems
The Fourth Wave: Juvenile Justice Reforms for the 21st Century takes a comprehensive look at the evolution of juvenile justice reform efforts over the past century and highlights the current wave of…
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 Law Enforcement’s Leadership Role in the Advancement of Promising Practices in Juvenile Justice: Executive Officer Survey Findings
Sep 2, 2013, Prepared by Meghann Casanova, Ryan Daugirda, John Firman, Aviva Kurash and Kate Rhudy, in partnership with Hollander, Cohen & McBride Marketing Research (HCM)
IACP’s nationwide survey of nearly 1,000 law enforcement executives assessed the current state of attitudes, knowledge and practices regarding how law enforcement agencies deal with juvenile…
Publication cover Trends in Juvenile Justice State Legislation 2001-2011
Aug 7, 2012, National Conference of State Legislatures
A rise in serious juvenile crime in the late 1980s and early 1990s led to state laws that moved away from the traditional emphasis on rehabilitation in the juvenile justice system toward tougher,…
Publication cover Adolescent Legal Competence in Court
Jan 1, 2009, MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Adolescent Development and Juvenile Justice
This brief details findings from the first comprehensive assessment of juvenile capacities to participate in criminal proceedings using measures of both trial-related abilities an developmental…
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