Washington One of Nation's 'Comeback States' on Juvenile Justice; News Roundup

Juvenile Justice Reform

  • Accouncement: Website Launch
    New website launches for Multidimensional Family Therapy (MDFT), providing help for adolescents and families.
  • Washington One of Nation's 'Comeback States' on Juvenile Justice (King5.com)
    Washington’s juvenile detention population dropped 40% between 2001 and 2010, according to a new report released Tuesday by the National Juvenile Justice Network. The analysis puts Washington among nine “comeback states” on the issue of juvenile justice.
  • Ted Cox has Faith in the Youth he Serves (Shreveporttimes.com)
    Retired Army Reserve Col. Ted Cox arm wrestles an inmate at the Caddo Parish Juvenile Justice Complex, where he is the administrator. He regularly counsels the youth there.
  • Zero Tolerance and Juvenile Justice: A View from the Bench (Alaska Justice Forum)
    "The factors that lead youth into juvenile crime are many and varied. Drugs, alcohol, and interpersonal violence are often cited as major contributors. However, in my estimation, one of the principal factors that may often precipitate a plunge into the juvenile justice system is the failure to maintain and succeed in school."

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Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment and Mental Health

  • An Author Takes a Look Inside Rehab (Drugfree.org)
    Join Together chats with New York Times best-selling author Anne Fletcher, MS, RD, whose latest book is Inside Rehab: The Surprising Truth About Addiction Treatment – And How to Get Help That Works (Viking, 2013), to discuss addiction treatment today and the future of recovery. Drawing on her experience visiting rehabs across the country, interviewing treatment clients and providers, and analyzing research, Fletcher shares her insight for parents seeking help with their child’s drug or alcohol problem.
  • High School Dropouts More Likely to Have Drug and Alcohol Abuse Problems (PRWeb.com)
    High school dropouts tend to have more time on their hands. Many times, using and abusing drugs or alcohol is one way they get involved with other activities. Unfortunately, these dropouts suffer serious life ramifications for their choices.
  • Commentary: Celebrating Drug Courts From Coast to Coast (Drugfree.org)
    "During the month of May, I traveled over 5,000 miles across the country visiting communities that save money, cut crime and reduce recidivism through Drug Courts. The tour was part of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals’ National Drug Court Month celebration. We called it All Rise America! From small towns like Page, Arizona to major cities like Denver, Colorado and Brooklyn, New York, this trip put a spotlight on what can be achieved when justice and treatment professionals work together to give addicted offenders the opportunity for treatment."
  • Parents: Don't Ignore Sibling Bullying, Study Warns (NBCNews.com)
    The anti-bullying movement has exploded in the last decade and a half – every state but Montana has now passed some sort of anti-bullying legislation, the first being Georgia’s in 1999. Bullying as it's typically understood takes place between unrelated peers – it’s kids being cruel at school, taunting each other or beating each other up. But a new study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics is a reminder that bullying also happens at home, between brothers and sisters.

juvenile-justice-system_David-BackesDavid Backes writes the Friday news roundup for Reclaiming Futures and contributes articles about juvenile justice reform and adolescent substance abuse treatment to ReclaimingFutures.org. He has a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Santa Clara University. David works as an account executive for Prichard Communications.

Updated: February 08 2018