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Publication cover Snapshot of National Organizations' Policy Statements on Youth in the Adult Criminal Justice System
Dec 8, 2014, Campaign for Youth Justice
This policy brief provides an overview of the major policy statements of juvenile and criminal justice system stakeholder groups and professional associations and examples of statements advancing…
Publication cover Transfer Data in Illinois: Gaps and Opportunities
Dec 8, 2014, Loyola University, Civitas ChildLaw Center
This brief provides an overview of the transfer data collection mechanisms in place in the Illinois. It is based, in part, on the analysis of the Center for Prevention Research and Development,…
Publication cover Screening and Assessment in Illinois' Juvenile Justice Sytem
Dec 8, 2014, Loyola University, Civitas ChildLaw Center
This document discusses three screening or assessment tools (or processes) currently in use at important decision-points in Illinois’ juvenile justice system: MAYSI-II, CANS and…
Publication cover Reducing the Incarceration of Youth of Color in Berks County Through Structured Decision-making and Community-based Alternatives
Dec 8, 2012, Center for Children's Law and Policy
Reducing the Incarceration of Youth of Color in Berks County Through Structured Decision-making and Community-based Alternatives
Publication cover New Federal Guidance for State Courts Serving Limited English Proficient (LEP) Youth and Family Members
Dec 8, 2012, Center for Children's Law and Policy
Understanding the BJS Study of Sexual Victimization in Juvenile Facilities
Publication cover A Family Guide to Pennsylvania's Juvenile Justice System
Nov 7, 2012, Doreen Barkowitz, Kelly Franklin, Mary Hunninen, Wendy Luckenbill
If your child is in the juvenile justice system in Pennsylvania, this guide is for you! This guide was developed by the Family Involvement Committee of the Pa Council of Chief Juvenile Probation…
Publication cover Missed Opportunity: Waiver, Race, Data, and Policy Reform
May 2, 2012, Mark Soler
In this article from the Louisiana Law Review, CCLP Executive Director Mark Soler examines the research on waiver of youth to adult court and racial disparities in the juvenile justice system. The…
Publication cover Adding Up Models for Change: Initial Findings from the Models for Change Database
Dec 9, 2011, Patrick Griffin, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Models for Change was deliberately designed to be wide-ranging—to support state and local reformers in a variety of settings, working in variety of issue areas, and taking a variety of…
Publication cover Juvenile Justice Guide Book for Legislators
Dec 5, 2011, National Conference of State Legislators
Under a partnership with the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, NCSL has published a juvenile justice guidebook addressing the most important juvenile justice policy issues of the day. …
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 State Trends: Legislative Victories from 2005 to 2010 Removing Youth from the Adult Criminal Justice System
Mar 16, 2011, Neelum Arya, Research & Policy Director at the Campaign for Youth Justice
Neelum Arya, National Research and Policy Director at the Campaign for Youth Justice, recently authored the report, State Trends: Legislative Changes from 2005 to 2010 Removing Youth from the Adult…
Publication cover Juvenile Diversion Guidebook
Mar 1, 2011, Models for Change Juvenile Diversion Workgroup
Programs that divert youth from involvement in the juvenile justice system have become more frequent in response to the growing recognition that such involvement often is not necessary to achieve…
Publication cover Fact Sheet: Understanding the BJS Study of Sexual Victimization in Juvenile Facilities
Dec 1, 2010, Center for Children's Law and Policy
Understanding the BJS Study of Sexual Victimization in Juvenile Facilities
Publication cover 2010 Overview of Models for Change: Systems Reform in Juvenile Justice
Nov 16, 2010, Models for Change
Provides an overview of the Models for Change initiative including: Background/Perspective, Framework, Grantmaking Strategy, Advancing the Models, Frequently Asked Questions, National Resource Bank…
Publication cover Juvenile Court Training Curriculum, 2nd Ed.
Apr 20, 2010, National Juvenile Defender Center
Intended for juvenile court judges, defense attorneys, prosecutors, and probation staff, the curriculum provides in-depth training materials on the most up-to-date adolescent development research…
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 Conducting Benefit-Cost Analyses of Juvenile Court Jurisdiction and Other Juvenile Justice Policies
Dec 21, 2009, Jens Ludwig, Roseanna Ander & Laura Brinkman
Concern about juvenile crime in the 1980s led most states across the country to enact policy changes that made it easier to transfer juvenile arrestees into the adult criminal justice system (Hahn et…
Publication cover Models for Change 2009 Update: Core State Progress
Nov 2, 2009, Patrick Griffin, National Center for Juvenile Justice
Central to the Models for Change strategy is its long-termpartnership with four key states: Pennsylvania, Illinois, Louisiana,and Washington. By supporting comprehensive reformsin these core states,…
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…
Publication cover Juvenile Justice Bill Tracking Database
Sep 1, 2009, Sarah Hammond
Juvenile Justice Database Under the National Conference of State Legislature's partnership with the MacArthur Foundation, a Juvenile Justice Bill Tracking Database was developed to bring you…
Publication cover Reducing Disproportionate Minority Contact: Preparation at the Local Level
Sep 1, 2009, Mark Soler, Center for Children's Law and Policy
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention released a bulletin on local DMC reduction strategies, co-authored by CCLP's Mark Soler and Lisa Garry. It is the first in a series by OJJDP…
Publication cover America's Invisible Children: Latino Youth and the Failure of Justice
May 20, 2009, Neelum Arya with Francisco Villarruel, Cassandra Villanueva, and Ian Augarten
From the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) and the Campaign for Youth Justice, the report examines the most recent information available about Latino youth in the justice system, with a particular…
Publication cover Models for Change 2008 Update: Gathering Force
Dec 9, 2008, Models for Change, National Center for Juvenile Justice
Outlines specific achievements made in each of the four Model States and three Action Networks since December 2007. Over the last year the sense of movement in the field of juvenile justice, of…
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 Different from Adults: An Updated Analysis of Juvenile Transfer and Blended Sentencing Laws, with Recommendations for Reform
Nov 1, 2008, National Center for Juvenile Justice
Maps the current landscape of laws governing the trial, sentencing, and sanctioning of juveniles as adults. The report summarizes the transfer laws of all 50 states and the District of Columbia as of…
Publication cover The Future of Children: Juvenile Justice Issue
Sep 23, 2008, Published by The Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and The Brookings Institution
Published by The Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and The Brookings Institution, The Future of Children produces two issues and two policy briefs yearly. Each journal issue examines a…
Publication cover Critical Condition: African American Youth in the Justice System
Sep 1, 2008, Neelum Arya and Ian Augarten
The second in a series on race and ethnicity, the brief looks at the state of racial disparities for black youth in the juvenile and adult criminal justice systems, and analyzes demographic data,…
Publication cover A Tangled Web of Justice: American Indian and Alaska Native Youth in Federal, State and Tribal Justice Systems
Jun 3, 2008, Neelum Arya and Addie C. Rolnick
The first in a series on race and ethnicity, the brief provides an overview of federal, state and tribal justice systems and an examination of the unique issues Native youth face in each system. The…
Publication cover Changing Course: A Review of the First Two Years of Drug Transfer Reform in Illinois
May 31, 2008, Illinois Juvenile Justice Initiative
Details the reform efforts that led to passage of PA 94-0574, which reversed the automatic transfer of juvenile drug cases to adult court, and the impact the law has had in the two years after it…
Publication cover Potential for Change: Louisiana Executive Summary
Nov 1, 2007, Center for Children's Law and Policy
Presents Louisiana-specific results of public opinion poll conducted in 2007 by Center for Children's Law and Policy (with research firm Belden Russonello and Stewart) to survey public attitudes on…
Publication cover Potential for Change: Pennsylvania Executive Summary
Nov 1, 2007, Center for Children's Law and Policy
Presents Pennsylvania-specific results of public opinion poll conducted in 2007 by Center for Children's Law and Policy (with research firm Belden Russonello and Stewart) to survey public attitudes…
Publication cover Potential for Change: Washington Executive Summary
Nov 1, 2007, Center for Children's Law and Policy
Presents Washington-specific results of public opinion poll conducted in 2007 by Center for Children's Law and Policy (with research firm Belden Russonello and Stewart) to survey public attitudes on…
Publication cover Potential for Change: Illinois Executive Summary
Nov 1, 2007, Center for Children's Law and Policy
Presents Illinois-specific results of public opinion poll conducted in 2007 by Center for Children's Law and Policy (with research firm Belden Russonello and Stewart) to survey public attitudes on…
Publication cover Jailing Juveniles: The Dangers of Incarcerating Youth in Adult Jails in America
Nov 1, 2007, Neelum Arya, Liz Ryan, Jessica Sandoval and Julie Kudrna
Provides a summary of the risks that youth face when incarcerated in adult jails, facts and figures about how many youth are incarcerated in jails nationwide, and a review of the limited federal and…
Publication cover Potential for Change: Public Attitudes and Policy Preferences for Juvenile Justice Systems Reform
Nov 1, 2007, Center for Children's Law and Policy
Summary of findings from a public opinion poll that included over-sampling in the four Models for Change states to determine attitudes held by the public there. Americans' attitudes about youth, race…
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.
Publication cover The Accelerating Pace of Juvenile Justice Reform
Oct 31, 2007, National Juvenile Defender Center, Justice Policy Institute
Outlines trends identified by a survey of state-level enactments and policy changes in 2006-2007.
Publication cover Models for Change: Illinois Workplan
Oct 31, 2007, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Outlines reform efforts in the second Model state, Illinois, which focusing on bringing about change in three areas identified as already ripe for improvement: juvenile court jurisdiction;…
Publication cover National Statistics: System Snapshot
Dec 31, 2006, Models for Change, National Center for Juvenile Justice
Provides an overview of national trends in juvenile arrests, juvenile court cases received and the court's response to those cases. Statistics presented highlight important differences in offense,…
Publication cover Washington State Models for Change Initiative: Selected County Highlights
Dec 31, 2006, National Center for Juvenile Justice, Gregg Halemba, Gene Siegel
Provides statistics on intake, demographics, mental health diversion/treatment programs for Benton, Franklin, Clark, King, Pierce and Spokane Counties in Washington.
Publication cover Louisiana Models for Change Initiative: Selected Parish/Judicial District Highlights
Oct 1, 2006, National Center for Juvenile Justice, Gregg Halemba, Gene Siegel
Provides statistics on intake, demographics, mental health diversion/treatment programs for Caddom Calcasieu, Jefferson, Rapides Parish, and 16th Judicial District parishes in Louisiana.
Publication cover Washington Models for Change Initiative Background Summary
Sep 30, 2006, National Center for Juvenile Justice, Gene Siegel, Gregory Halemba, Charles Puzzanchera, Ben Adams
Contains a broad spectrum of historical and more recent information regarding Washington State's juvenile justice system as well as a wide range of statistics to support the strategic planning…
Publication cover Louisiana Models for Change Initiative Background Summary
Mar 22, 2006, National Center for Juvenile Justice, Gregg Halemba, Gene Siegel, Charles Puzzanchera, Patrick Griffin
Contains a broad spectrum of historical and more recent information regarding Louisiana's juvenile justice system as well as a wide range of statistics to support the strategic planning required at…
Publication cover Building Momentum for Juvenile Justice Reform
Jan 5, 2006, Justice Policy Institute
Tells the story of how the four Models for Change states—Pennsylvania, Illinois, Louisiana, and Washington—are already moving to reform and reshape their own state juvenile justice…
Publication cover Keystones for Reform: Promising Juvenile Justice Policies and Practices in Pennsylvania
Oct 12, 2005, Youth Law Center, Neelum Aryna, Eric Lotke, Liz Ryan, Marc Schindler, Dana Shoenberg, Mark Soler
The first state report for the Models for Change initiative, this report describes promising juvenile justice policies and practices in Pennsylvania that provide a solid base for further reform…
Publication cover Thinking About Pennsylvania's Vital Signs
May 24, 2005, National Center for Juvenile Justice, Patrick Griffin
The Models For Change initiative supports efforts to assemble, merge and reconfigure data to build a set of standard measures or "vital signs" that could serve as broad indicators of overall system…
Publication cover Models for Change Framework
Sep 30, 2003, Models for Change
Identifies and describes eight core principles essential to a model juvenile justice system: fundamental fairness, recognition of juvenile-adult differences, recognition of individual differences,…
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