- From a great article in the Winter 2009 issue of the American Bar Association's Criminal Justice, we found out about a new tool to combat disproportionate minority contact in the justice system: racial impact statements. Iowa now requires that these statements be drawn up whenever new legislation is proposed that affects sentencing, probation, or parole.
- In this editorial, The New York Times says it's wrong to jail parents too poor to pay for detaining their children. What do you think?
- Another news story on whether teens should be tried and sentenced as adults: a story on youth getting life without parole from CNN.
- The Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR) reports that teens 12-17 use alcohol and illicit drugs at nearly twice the rate of adults over 25 (marijuana was the most-frequently used drug). Furthermore, adult and teen admissions for meth use dropped, but increased for non-heroin opiate use (think oxycodone).
- Do you work at an adolescent substance abuse treatment agency? Want to retain employees? A new study suggests that implementing evidence-based practices (EBPs) helps retain employees, contrary to the common fear.
- New brain research has opened the door to editing memories of painful experiences, which could eventually help people conquer addictions.
Updated: February 08 2018