- Is Our Racial Gap Becoming a Generation Gap?
A provocative post from PolicyLink. Nearly half of the nation's young people are of color, but over 80 percent of America's seniors are white. "For the first time," the author argues, "America's seniors, business leaders, and elected officials simply do not see themselves in the faces of today's young. For many, this signals less obligation and commitment to the kinds of programs and resources that would help provide a boost for the next generation."
- Addiction: What Gets Us Hooked?
The title says it all. (H/t to Paul Savery.)
- OJJDP Seeks Nominations for Awards at October Conference
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is seeking nominations for awards in four categories, to be given out at its fall conference, scheduled for October 12-14, 2011. UPDATE August 18: Deadline has been extended to August 29, 2011.
- Map of U.S. Criminal Justice Initiatives
Check out what's going on around the country. Mostly adult, but it includes some juvenile initiatives, primarily mentoring. (H/t to the National Institute of Corrections.)
- State-by-State Recidivism Map
Anybody know of a map like this that shows juvenile recidivism? (H/t, again, to NIC.)
- "Kids-for-Cash" Judge Sentenced to 28 years
Kudos to the Juvenile Law Center for its untiring work to stop former Judge Mark A. Ciaravella, Jr. and his colleague from inappropriately charging and detaining youth who came before him. An article in The Washington Post has more background, including a quote from Ciaravella, who claimed he never took money to jail kids ... "This case was about extortions and kickbacks," he clarified. Oh. That makes us feel better.
- A 10-Step Guide for Transforming Probation Departments to Focus on Recidivism Reduction
A new resource from the National Reentry Resource Center. Although its premise is the transformation of adult probation, it can also be used as a road map for reducing recidivism in juvenile probation. (Incidentally, it showcases Travis County, TX, a Reclaiming Futures site.)
- Webinar - Child Trauma and Juvenile Justice: Prevalence, Impact and Treatment
Scheduled for August 25th, this webinar is being put on by the Council of State Governments Justice Center and sponsored by the Bureau of Justice Assistance.
Updated: February 08 2018