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Juvenile Justice Policy

  • The National Juvenile Justice Network republished a piece from the Seattle Journal for Social Justice on a major loophole in the federal Juvenile Justice Delinquency and Prevention Act (JJDPA) that allows judges to lock up juvenile status offenders who violate a valid court order.
  • I enjoyed this editorial on the need for systemic, evidence-based approach to addressing juvenile justice policy, in part because the author cited an excellent study from the National Council on Crime & Delinquency (NCCD) that looked closely at the public's attitudes towards juveniles in trouble with the law. Two key points from the study, quoted by the author (emphasis added):
    • Most adults have little contact with youth and most never have direct experience with youth crime. They base their impressions on word of mouth, public officials and the media.
    • Most stories on youth depict them as 'troubled or, more likely trouble for society' with stories identifying them as either the perpetrators or victims of violence. Too much coverage focuses on infrequent but heinous cases without any context.



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