Law school partners with reclaiming futures to help teens and more -- a juvenile justice news roundup

  • Join the CyberShoutout October 28: Making Smart Choices Kicking off National Drug Facts Week, the CyberShoutout is a day-long special event featuring discussions in social media by bloggers, organization leaders, and other stakeholders on the topic of youth drug abuse. The Shout is hosted by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health.
  • National Drug Facts Week is October 31-November 6
    Hosted by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Drug Facts Week is a health observance week for teens that aims to shatter the myths about drugs and drug abuse. Through community-based events and activities on the Web, on TV, and through contests, NIDA is working to encourage teens to get factual answers from scientific experts about drugs and drug abuse.
  • Abstracts Due November 1 for JMATE
    The Joint Meeting on Adolescent Treatment Effectiveness offers a unique opportunity for for practice, research and treatment communities to exchange ideas and data, thereby moving the field of adolescent treatment toward effective, evidence-based and promising practices. The conference is Tuesday, April 10 through Thursday, April 12, 2012 in Washington, DC.
  • Wake Forest Law Students Partner with Reclaiming Futures to Help Teens
    Under the Pro Bono program at the law school, students are encouraged to provide voluntary legal services to community organizations. Wake Forest University School of Law students are partnering with Reclaiming Futures Forsyth County, N. Carolina and Advanced Placement, Behavioral Health and Human Services, to serve as mentors to youth who have entered into the juvenile court system. Advanced Placement will host a reception at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, October 26, at 901 North Cleveland Ave., Winston Salem, N. Carolina to celebrate the collaboration.
  • STRYVE Online: Violence Prevention Resource
    STRYVE is a national initiative, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which takes a public health approach to preventing youth violence before it starts. To support this effort, STRYVE Online provides communities with the knowledge and resources to be successful in preventing youth violence.
  • Latest Data and Trends in Juvenile Court Cases
    Drawing on data from the National Juvenile Court Data Archive, this new report profiles more than 1.6 million delinquency cases that U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction handled in 2008.
  • New Report on Reducing Juvenile Incarceration
    "No Place for Kids" from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, examines the detrimental impact of America’s over-reliance on incarceration of youth in a thorough, in-depth analysis of its effect on youth and public safety. Combining research, data and testimony, the analysis shows that America’s reliance on incarcerating young offenders has not only failed to combat youth crime but also that reducing these rates and closing facilities does not increase juvenile crime rates.
  • 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.


Updated: February 08 2018