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Volunteers Needed: Prosecution Alternative for Youth (PAY)

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Prosecution Alternative for Youth (PAY), a 90-day pre-trial diversion program for first-time juvenile offenders, is currently in need of additional Volunteer Hearing Officers to assist in Teen Court or with our Juvenile Alternative…
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Designing/Reforming Your Tribal Juvenile Justice System – Big Picture Considerations

Earlier this month, this course was presented by the Hon. Pat Sekaquaptewa with guest presenter Lauren van Shilfgaarde. The course provides participants an introductory instructional experience to support development or enhancement of Tribal…
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FREE Webinar: Philosophy of the Tribal Juvenile Justice System - June 14 at 2:00 PM

The course will be presented by the Hon. Pat Sekaquaptewa with guest presenter Lauren van Shilfgaarde. The course will provide participants an introductory instructional experience to support development or enhancement of Tribal juvenile justice…
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FREE Webinar: Designing/Reforming Your Tribal Juvenile Justice System – Big Picture Considerations - June 7 at 2:00 PM

The course will be presented by the Hon. Pat Sekaquaptewa with guest presenter Lauren van Shilfgaarde. The course will provide participants an introductory instructional experience to support development or enhancement of Tribal juvenile justice…
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LWV May Hot Topic: Prosecution Alternatives for Youth - May 24, 11:00 AM

Learn about Seminole County's PAY (Prosecution Alternatives for Youth) Program, a diversion program for juvenile offenders which both holds them accountable for their delinquent behavior and gives them a chance to avoid prosecution in Juvenile…
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Raised in the System - VICE News

The Emmy-winning weekly news magazine series VICE returns for its sixth season with an extended special season premiere featuring Emmy-nominated actor Michael Kenneth Williams (The Wire, The Night Of) as he embarks on a personal journey to expose…
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Raising Age to 23: It Works for the Dutch - The Crime Report

In 2014, the Netherlands passed legislation allowing youths under the age of 23 to be tried in juvenile court. Result so far indicate that the change resulted in more leniency for 16- and 17-year-olds. Read more.
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FREE Webinar: Uplifting Youth Voice in Dependency Court, March 27, 10:00 AM

When: March 27, 2018 Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am EST To Register: Please email Rachael Ickes at cwtpreg@pitt.edu with your name, email address, and agency name. Youth Fostering Change, a project at Juvenile Law Center, offers youth…
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YES on CS/SB 1392: Prearrest Diversion Programs

Take Action! Tell your Senator to support CS/SB 1392! On Tuesday, February 27, the Florida Senate Committee on Appropriations will be considering CS/SB 1392: Prearrest Diversion Programs. SB 1392 enacts several criminal justice reforms,…
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Registration Open for Global Youth Justice Training Institute - U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

On June 12-14, 2018, Global Youth Justice will host its 19th Global Youth Justice Training Institute in Cape Cod, MA. Participants will learn strategies to establish or enhance local volunteer-driven juvenile justice and youth justice diversion…
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Expert Calls for Expanded Use of Restorative Justice in Jacksonville - The Florida Times-Union

This month, State Attorney Melissa Nelson's Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee held an event featuring two speakers: Lauren Abramson, a biopsychologist and founder of the Community Conferencing Center in Baltimore, and Ellis Curry, who was…
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REVIEW: Young & Arrested

By Sarah Krantz, Esq. Last week, WMFE’s Renata Sago premiered Young & Arrested, her five-part series on Orange County’s high rate of juvenile arrests. The series’ five stories are told through the eyes of three African-American…