US Supreme Court to rule on life sentences for juveniles

Juvenile Justice Reform

Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment

    The National Mentoring Partnership, Global Youth Justice, and the National Partnership for Juvenile Services are conducting a survey to improve the design and delivery of mentoring services for youth at risk for delinquency, alcohol and drug abuse, truancy, and other problem behaviors.
  • Dramatic rise in substance abuse treatment admission rates from 1999-2009
    A new SAMHSA report shows that while the overall rate of substance abuse treatment admissions among those aged 12 and older in the United States has remained nearly the same from 1999 to 2009, there has been a dramatic rise (430 %) in the rate of treatment admissions for the abuse of prescription pain relievers during this period.
  • PODCAST: Understanding the Developing Teen Brain
    This podcast, presented by CIGNA and The Partnership at, will explain why the developing teen brain is more vulnerable to drugs and alcohol, and what you can do to help your child make healthy decisions.
    Events + Webinars
    • National Mentoring Summit
      The second annual National Mentoring Summit will convene major youth mentoring organizations—along with government, civic, research and corporate leaders—to evaluate best practices, review new research, chart the field’s future, and ensure that more youth receive quality mentoring.
      When: January 24-25, 2012
      Where: Washington, DC
      Register online
    • Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America National Leadership Forum Co-sponsored by the OJJDP and CADCA, this conference will bring together more than 2,500 representatives of community anti-drug coalitions, government leaders, youth, addiction treatment professionals, researchers, law enforcement officials, and faith-based leaders to learn about the latest strategies for substance abuse prevention.
      When: February 6-9, 2012
      Where: National Harbor, MD.
      Register online


    juvenile-justice-system_Lori-HowellLori Howell is a Senior Associate at Prichard Communications. She is a seasoned public affairs practitioner with a background in public policy, fundraising, and education. Lori helps clients with online editorial services, media relations, and publications. Before joining Prichard Communications, she served as chief of staff for Greg Macpherson, a former Oregon state legislator, an account executive for the Northwest Evaluation Association, a nonprofit educational testing consortium, and once taught English in Choshi, Japan.


Updated: March 21 2018