Juvenile Justice Reform
- Justice Department Pushes New Thinking on Kids and Crime (npr.org)
Robert L. Listenbee, administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, advocates for understanding adolescent brain development to stop what experts describe as a "school-to-prison pipeline."
- Bipartisan Support for Criminal Justice Reform (vera.org)
The current moment of government shutdown might seem the antithesis to bipartisanship. But one area in which bipartisanship is in evidence might offer some hope: criminal justice reform.
- Nearly Half of U.S. States Enact Juvenile Justice Reforms (jjie.org)
A new report from the Washington-based Campaign for Youth Justice finds that nearly half of U.S. states have made great strides in the past eight years toward reducing the prosecution of juveniles in the adult criminal justice system or preventing youths from being placed in adult jails and prisons.
Jobs, Grants, Events and Webinars
- Please share the Reclaiming Futures Opportunity Board with your colleagues in the juvenile justice, adolescent substance abuse and teen mental health areas. It's free to browse and post!
Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment and Mental Health
- Free Drug Facts Webinar October 29
Join Reclaiming Futures for a free webinar October 29, 2013, 10 am (PDT)/1 pm (EDT): Deliver the Scientific Facts About Drug Abuse to Teens During National Drug Facts Week, presented by the National Institute on Drug Abuse
- Vermont Colleges Engage Parents in Effort to Reduce Binge Drinking (drugfree.org)
Several colleges in Vermont are engaging parents in their effort to reduce binge drinking, according to the Associated Press. Students tend to drink less when their parents are aware of what they are doing, says Vermont Health Commissioner Dr. Harry Chen.
- New Resource Launches to End Discrimination in Recovery (manyfaces1voice.org)
Visit manyfaces1voice.org, then please share this multi-faceted campaign to mobilize people in recovery, family members, friends and allies to advance the addiction recovery advocacy movement.
Lori Howell regularly contributes articles about juvenile justice reform and adolescent substance abuse treatment to ReclaimingFutures.org. She received a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in French from Seattle University and is earning her master's in strategic communications from the University of Oregon. Lori works as a senior account director at Prichard Communications.
Updated: February 08 2018