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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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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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Florida Holds Highest Rate of Juveniles in Adult Prison - Santa Rosa's Press Gazette

Data from the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) reveals that Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, and Walton Counties have the highest rate of direct-filed juveniles in the state. Read more.
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New Podcast Tells Stories of Children 'Caught' in Mass Incarceration - Colorlines

WNYC Studios has released its newest podcast, "Caught: The Lives of Juvenile Justice," which focuses on how children of color are traumatized by mass incarceration. Read more.
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Nearly a Quarter of Confined Juveniles Nationwide Held for Noncriminal Infractions - The Pew Charitable Trusts

New data from the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) shows that 23 percent of juveniles are placed in residential facilities for status offenses or technical violations of supervision.…
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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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Just Kids: When Misbehaving is a Crime - Vera Institute for Justice

This new report from the Vera Institute for Justice offers a primer on status offenses, which are acts that are only illegal because of the offender's age. Vera argues that these offenses result in many juveniles being unjustly placed in the…