Positive Youth Justice Report
According to a new report that my organization, the Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ), just published, the future for youth involved with the justice system could be dramatically improved by applying the principles of positive youth development (PYD) practice to the juvenile justice system and its services.
The report -- Positive Youth Justice: Framing Justice Interventions Using the Concepts of Positive Youth Development, written by Jeffrey A. Butts, Gordon Bazemore and Aundra Saa Meroe -- explores the tremendous potential of helping court-involved youth develop their pro-social strengths and attributes, and increase their abilities to contribute to healthy, safe family and community life.
Our Youth Manual
Also, CJJ just published a Youth Manual for youth serving as members of State Advisory Groups (SAG). It provides important information for all youth SAG members to become better oriented to their roles and responsibilities. The manual also provides tips and strategies for ensuring youth members are supported in this role and encouraged to become leaders in the critical work of improving our juvenile justice systems.
Updated: February 08 2018