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Juvenile Justice Reform News Roundup
by LORI HOWELL

Juvenile Justice Reform

  • Program helps juvenile offenders stay out of jail 
    Belleville News-Democrat
    A federal government official, state officials, judges and local leaders met in East St. Louis Wednesday to discuss and learn about Redeploy Illinois, a state program that works to keep juvenile offenders out of detention centers.
  • Opinion: Juvenile justice reform
    Orlando Sentinel
    In Florida, Orange and Osceola counties smartly realized one bad decision shouldn't ruin a kid's life.
  • Fixing juvenile court, we can't let this stand
    Tri-State Defender
    A unified response to the findings of the U.S. Justice Department’s recently released investigation of Shelby County Juvenile Court is driving the push for a town hall meeting being spearheaded by Shelby County Commissioner Henri Brooks.
  • Reports underscore safety, security issues at Giddings youth lockup
    Chicago Tribune
    Confidential reports reveals that long before a state ombudsman made public an alarming report about safety and security issues at the Giddings State School, attacks on workers and reports of violence and out-of-control youth had been on an upswing.

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    juvenile-justice-system_Lori-HowellLori Howell is a Senior Associate at Prichard Communications. She is a seasoned public affairs practitioner with a background in public policy, fundraising, and education. Lori helps clients with online editorial services, media relations, and publications. Before joining Prichard Communications, she served as chief of staff for Greg Macpherson, a former Oregon state legislator, an account executive for the Northwest Evaluation Association, a nonprofit educational testing consortium, and once taught English in Choshi, Japan.