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How Does Education in the Juvenile-Justice System Measure Up? It Doesn't.

Imagine a school system where some of our country's most underserved students have limited access to grade-level math and science courses, pass rates for those classes are significantly lower than those of their peers in nearby schools, and…
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Working Effectively with Muslim Youth and Their Families, Part 2

Brief Overview: This presentation will discuss how to effectively work with Muslim youth and their families by bringing attention to potential bias, as well as providing a foundational overview of Muslim customs and practices, emphasizing the…
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Number of Juveniles Held for Status, Technical Offenses Shown By State in Pew Graphic

The highest proportion of juveniles since data collection began in 1997 are being held for status offenses or technical violations, according to the Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency…
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Working Effectively with Muslim Youth and Their Families, Part 1

Brief Overview: This presentation will discuss how to effectively work with Muslim youth and their families by bringing attention to potential bias, as well as providing a foundational overview of Muslim customs and practices, emphasizing the…
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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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NACDL Midwinter Meeting & Seminar: "Preventing Wrongful Convictions" - February 13-16, 2019

NACDL's 2019 Midwinter Meeting & Seminar,"Preventing Wrongful Convictions: Eyewitness Mis-Identification & False Confessions" will be held at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown, Phoenix, AZ, February 13-16, 2019. Mistaken eyewitness…
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The Trauma-Informed Judicial System: Creating Safe Spaces for Tribal Youth

Last month, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) hosted a webinar on creating safe spaes for tribal youth involved in a trauma-informed judicial system. Watch the video. Additional Resources Presentation Trauma-Informed…
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FREE Webinar: Special Education

On Nov. 5, 2018 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. (EST) CJCA's Positive Youth Outcomes Committee will host a webinar on putting in place the necessary supports and services that youth with disabilities require in order to achieve optimal progress in juvenile…
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Stays at Escambia County Detention Center Spike as Juvenile Arrests Increase, Law Changes

Department of Juvenile Justice data shows the Escambia Regional Juvenile Detention Center experienced a huge spike in use in the most recently reported year, 2016-2017, putting it at a 94 percent average utilization rate, compared to 69 percent…
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What Happened After an 11-Year-Old Boy Was Accused of Murdering His Pregnant Soon-To-Be Stepmom

On the morning of Feb. 20, 2009, Chris Brown was running a little late for work. It was a frigid day in Wampum, a small town in Western Pennsylvania. Brown said his fiancée Kenzie Houk, who was eight-and-a-half months pregnant at the time,…
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Keep Kids Learning Webinar: Using Data in Advocacy

Last month, the ACLU of Florida and Mark Greenwald from the Department of Juvenile Justice hosted a webinar on using data to increase advocacy efforts and work to end the school-to-prison pipeline in Florida. Data can be a useful tool to…
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Reducing Isolation in Youth Facilities: Strategies for Working With Your Most Challenging Youth

Last month, the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators (CJCA) hosted a webinar on how to reduce the use of solitary confinement in youth correctional facilities.   Presentation Slides CJCA Toolkit for Reducing the Use of Isolation     Photo…
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Childhood Trauma and Its Lifelong Health Effects More Prevalent Among Minorities

When researchers first discovered a link in the late 1990s between childhood adversity and chronic health problems later in life, the real revelation was how common those experiences were across all socioeconomic groups. But the first major…
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Cleo LeCroy to be Freed from Prison for 1981 Murders of Newlyweds

Just two months shy of his 18th birthday when he gunned down John and Gail Hardeman at Brown’s Farm Wildlife Management Area, LeCroy benefited from two-back-to-back U.S. Supreme Court decisions. In 2010 and again in 2012, the nation’s highest…