Juvenile Justice Reform
- Report Denounces 'Outdated' Juvenile Justice Laws (WKAR Public Media)
“Michigan’s outdated approach to youth justice does little to rehabilitate children, protect public safety or wisely invest taxpayer dollars.”
- A Model for Juvenile Detention Reform (The New York Times)
The Justice Department’s settlement with Ohio puts states on notice that solitary policies need to change. If adopted nationally, the principles in the settlement would go a long way toward humanizing juvenile detention.
- “Scary Mary” Presiding: Dateline NBC Takes an In-Depth Look at Drug Courts (Reclaiming Futures)
On Sunday, NBC’s Dateline aired an in-depth look at Mercer County, Michigan’s drug courts. The piece, featuring Adult and Juvenile Drug Court Judge “Scary Mary” Chrzanowski, follows the stories of three individuals, whose addictions landed them in drug court, for an entire year.
- Author Nell Bernstein Talks About ‘Burning Down the House’ and Abolishing Juvenile Prisons (JJIE)
Award-winning author Nell Bernstein documents harrowing horrors in her new book, “Burning Down the House: The End of Juvenile Prison,” a scathing indictment of state-run juvenile detention facilities in America.
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Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment and Mental Health
- Officers Get Mental Health Crisis Training (News 4 San Antonio)
Days after another deadly school shooting near Portland, first responders in San Antonio are receiving training on how to help children going through a mental health crisis.
- Teens with Addiction Have Few Recovery Programs (US News)
“There is no other disorder or disease that is as undertreated in adolescents as substance use disorders,” says Samuel Ball, president and CEO of CASAColumbia, an organization that researches addiction and treatments. “These can turn into life-or-death situations.”
- Governor's Opiate Plan Helps Reduce Stigma of Abuse, Local Experts Say (The Enterprise)
“These actions will help enhance our network of treatment and recovery services to help communities and families struggling with addiction,” Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick said in a statement regarding his Opioid Task Force.
Cecilia Bianco is an account executive for Prichard Communications. She contributes to the Reclaiming Futures blog regarding topics of juvenile justice reform and substance abuse prevention.
Updated: June 13 2014