- Webinar on Disproportionate Minority Contact
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s National Training and Technical Assistance Center will host the webinar, “Disproportionate Minority Contact: Issues and Trends at the National, State, and Local Level,” on August 3, 2011 at 2 p.m. (EDT). The webinar will describe the issues that state and local communities face when trying to reduce disproportionate minority contact.
- Department of Justice: Licensed Growers, Dispensers of Medical Marijuana Could Be Prosecuted
A new policy memo issued by Deputy Attorney General James Cole says state law is no protection for growers and dispensers of medical marijuana. However, the Justice Department stands by its 2009 directive against investigating patients and caregivers in compliance with state law.
- National Parent Caucus Mini-Training Calls
Parents: ever wondered how a law gets passed, what it takes to make it happen and what role you can play in this vital part of our work towards reform of the juvenile and adult criminal justice systems? Liz Ryan, Executive Director of the Campaign for Youth Justice, will have the answers in training calls scheduled for July 14 & 28 at 6 pm (EDT). The call-in number is 1.866.524.0621, code number 7831935097.
- Soccer for Social Change in Santa Cruz, CA
Watch "The SAVE," a short film about juvenile probation officer, Gina Castañeda, using soccer to help a community struggling with gang violence and poverty. (Hat tip to our Reclaiming Futures-Santa Cruz site.)
- "Work Beats Prison"
Redeploy Illinois is giving young people a chance to make restitution and stay close to family. (Hat tip to the Youth Transitions Funders Group blog.)
- How to Make Training and Innovation Stick: Learn About Implementation Science
We all know that sending people to training in evidence-based practices isn't enough to change practice. And large-scale change takes more than regular meetings. What works? To find out, attend the First Biennial Global Implementation Conference, August 15-17, 2011, at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC.
From the promo blurb: "The conference will bring together researchers, policymakers, practitioners, purveyors, community leaders, and media representatives from around the world for an unprecedented focus on how evidence-based practices can be implemented effectively to improve outcomes for people and organizations." (Hat tip to Kari Collins.)
- Deep Cuts to Juvenile Justice Proposed by House of Representatives
The U.S. House of Representatives has proposed a budget with $1 billion in cuts to the Justice Department and its juvenile justice formula grants, which could sharply reduce funding for juvenile justice programs across the country. Check out this chart from the Coalition for Juvenile Justice for some (chilling) historical perspective.
- Two Courses for Juvenile Court Practitioners
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) will sponsor two courses for judges, masters, hearing officers, and other juvenile court practitioners in Reno, Nevada, Sept. 19-23, 2011:
The first course, “Evidence in Juvenile and Family Courts,” will discuss how the rules of evidence apply in dispositional hearings, how the judge can know if hearsay can be admitted as evidence, rules that apply to expert witness testimony, and more. Registration is available online.
The second course, “Core College: Role of the Juvenile Court Judge,” will focus on the leadership role of the judge, and how that role can be used to enhance the effectiveness of the court. It will prepare judges to make better informed decisions about the best interests of the child, family, and community. Registration is available online. (Hat tip to JUVJUST.)
Updated: February 08 2018