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.