By Benjamin Chambers, May 01 2009
- The Bureau of Justice Assistance is looking to fund nonprofits to provide mentors for individuals 18 or older leaving incarceration -- a great opportunity to help "transition age" youth 18-24 ...
- A recent study showed that online alcohol and drug treatment is effective; I'd like to see it replicated for teens, as online approaches hold tremendous possibilities for engaging and reaching youth who have no transportation to get to care.
- In terms of keeping kids healthy overall, their zip code may matter more than their DNA.
- After a juvenile at Rikers Island was beaten to death last year, the New York Cit Council is now requiring the Department of Corrections to report incidents that occur in juvenile justice facilities. (When you click through on the link, scroll down for the story; here's the actual legislation.) Maybe I'm missing something, but I was amazed that such incidents were not already being reported.
- Speaking of standards of care, Wyoming continues to refuse federal dollars for juvenile justice, so that it can continue to ignore federal standards in the JJDPA (Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act).
- Bart Lubow, who recently shared lessons of juvenile justice reform in an interview with me, published a forceful editorial on why North Carolina should raise the age at which children are prosecuted and incarcerated from 16 to 18.
- Want to use adolescent brain development research in court? An article in an American Bar Association newsletter may help.
- This 2001 interview with adolescent substance abuse expert Dr. Howard Liddle is an interesting snapshot of a time when the idea of evidence based practice in adolescent treatment was still new for many. Treatment providers may find the clinical vignette of value (after you click the link, scroll down for the vignette).
Topics: Juvenile Justice Reform, News, No bio box, Public Policy
Updated: February 08 2018