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A Boy Among Men: What Happens When You Throw a Teenager into an Adult Prison? Guess.

Three years ago, the young man who would later be known as John Doe 1 shuffled into the Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility in Ionia, Michigan. The town of 11,000 residents, which sits in the remote center of the state, houses five prisons,…
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FREE Webinar: Integrity of Tribal Juvenile Court Process as Foundation – Rights & Evidence - June 28 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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GOP Congressman Confident Juvenile Justice Delinquency and Prevention Act will Pass - Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

Congress is expected to pass Juvenile Justice Delinquency and Prevention Act, which has not been reauthorized since 2002. Read more.
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Free Webinar: Federal Legislation to Promote Access and Success in Higher Education for Youth in Foster Care and Experiencing Homelessness - Wednesday, September 27 at 4:00-5:00 pm ET

Two important pieces of legislation have been introduced in Congress to promote higher education success for youth experiencing homelessness and youth in foster care, “Higher Education Access and Success for Homeless and Foster Youth Act”…
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YES on the Higher Education Access and Success for Homeless and Foster Youth Act and the Fostering Success in Higher Education Act of 2017

A number of juvenile advocacy organizations have endorsed the introduction of two new bills in Congress. According to the Juvenile Law Center (JLC), the Higher Education Access and Success for Homeless and Foster Youth Act (HEASHFY)—S. 1795 was…
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Home Visits Help Parents Overcome Tough Histories, Raise Healthy Children - NPR

The Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program is set to expire at the end of September unless Congress passes legislation reauthorizing it. Research has shown that home visiting programs…
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House Bill Could Lock Teens up for More Than a Decade - USA TODAY

Last month, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act of 2017, which is now being reviewed by the U.S. Senate Committee on Judiciary. One of the more controversial provisions of the bill enacts mandatory…
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Juvenile Justice Reauthorization Back in The House - The Chronicle of Social Change

Last week, a bill to reauthorize the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill would reauthorize the structure of JJDPA, reorganize the Title V incentive grant system,…