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50th Anniversary of In re Gault

Last week, the Office of the Public Defender for the Ninth Judicial Circuit and the League of Women Voters of Orange County celebrated the 50th anniversary of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision In re Gault. The program began with Gault:…
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CLE Webinar: Ending the School to Prison Pipeline

January 18th from 2pm to 4pm: A juvenile record is a gateway to mass incarceration. How do we stop the school-to-prison pipeline? An average of $33,000 is spent on an incarcerated individual. Imagine if we could reinvest those dollars…
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The Kansas City Star: “Throwaway Kids: We are Sending More Foster Kids to Prison Than College”

Read More @ The Kansas City Star - https://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/article238206754.html
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Report: Florida’s Education and Juvenile Justice Systems Are Failing Black Girls

The Children's Campaign - Report: Florida’s Education and Juvenile Justice Systems Are Failing Black Girls New research by the Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center, Sounding the Alarm: Criminalization of Black Girls in Florida, finds…
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Decline of Juvenile Arrests In Florida During Pandemic

Reviewer: Katie Siciliano, PD9 Legal Intern   Articles to be reviewed: Orlando Sentinel - "Florida's juvenile arrests drop to 45-year low" https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/crime/os-ne-2020-juvenile-arrests-florida-drop-20201123-sdsv36nwzzhg3d2eyvyfxjxfsu-story.html    WFTS…
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Can Children and Adolescents Really Suffer from a Mental Illness?

By Sophia F. Dziegielewski, Ph.D., LCSW   It surprised many when Paula Caplan, a clinical and research psychologist wrote in The Washington Post that about half of all Americans can expect to get a psychiatric diagnosis in their lifetime…
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Effective Reentry Practices

Access the PowerPoint here.     Photo by James Baldwin on Unsplash.
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LGBTQI Youth in Juvenile Justice Settings: Closing the Gap Between Recommended Practice and Reality

Last month, the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators (CJCA) hosted a webinar on working with LGBTQI youths in juvenile justice settings and closing the gap between recommended practice and reality including a discussion of and development…
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Review: Implicit Bias in the Early Education Setting

Reviewer: Sarah Krantz, Esq. Article to be Reviewed: Walter S Gilliam, Angela N. Maupin, Chin R. Reyes, Maria Accavitti, and Frederick Shic, “Do Early Educators’ Implicit Biases Regarding Sex and Race Relate to Behavior Expectations…
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Review: Law Enforcement’s Leadership Role in Juvenile Justice Reform

Reviewer: Sarah Krantz, Esq. Article to be Reviewed: Bahney, Anna; Daugirda, Ryan; Firman, John; and Rhudy, Aviva. Law Enforcement’s Leadership Role in Juvenile Justice Reform Actionable Recommendations for Practice and Policy, IACP National…
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Review: The Effects of Youth Diversion Programs on Recidivism

Reviewer: Sarah Krantz, Esq. Article to be Reviewed: Robert D. Hodge and Holly A. Wilson, The Effect of Youth Diversion Programs on Recidivism: A Meta-Analytic Review, Criminal Justice and Behavior, Vol.40, No.5, 497-518 (May 2013). http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/0093854812451089. Summary Diversionary…
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Review: Rethinking How We Police Youth

Reviewer: Sarah Krantz, Esq. Article to be Reviewed: Lisa H. Thurau, Rethinking How We Police Youth: Incorporating Knowledge of Adolescence into Policing Teens, Children’s Legal Rights Journal Vol. 29 No. 3 (Feb 2009) https://www.nlgnpap.org/sites/default/files/RethinkingPolicingYouthLT.pdf. Summary Law…
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Review: What Doesn’t Work in Preventing and Reducing Juvenile Delinquency

Reviewer: Sarah Krantz, Esq. Article to be Reviewed: Howell, James C. "What Doesn’t Work in Preventing and Reducing Juvenile Delinquency." Preventing and Reducing Juvenile Delinquency: A Comprehensive Framework, 130-147 (2003) http://www.sagepub.com/sites/default/files/upm-binaries/3323_Howell_Capter7FINAL.pdf. Summary D.A.R.E.…
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YES on SB 936: Juvenile Justice

Take Action! Tell your Senator to support SB 936! On Monday, January 22, the Senate Committee on Criminal Justice will be considering SB 936, a bill which makes several key reforms to the juvenile justice system, including: Prohibiting…
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Review: Juveniles: “Police Have the Power”

Reviewer: Sarah Krantz, Esq. Article to be Reviewed: Futterman, Craig B.; Hunt, Chaclyn; Kalven, Jamie ‘They Have All the Power’ Yoth/Police Encounters on Chicagos South Side, University of Chicago Law School Chicago UnBound, Public…