Every week we round up the latest news on juvenile justice reform, adolescent substance use treatment, and teen mental health.
- A new report from the Movement Advancement Project (MAP) shows how the criminal justice system is failing LGBT Americans, particularly LGBT youth and LGBT people of color. [Public News Service]
- Last week school officials had the opportunity to learn new strategies to challenge the school-to-prison pipeline at the Rethink Discipline Regional Convening in Atlanta. [Juvenile Justice Information Exchange]
- Youth incarceration is about 3.5 times the average cost of tuition at a private university, and almost five times the average cost of tuition at a public university, according to data from the annual report of the Council of Economic Advisors. [Business Insider]
- Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy hopes extending youthful offender status through age 20 and revising the bail system will create a similar positive public response as his previous criminal justice reforms. Malloy says criminal justice policies should reflect recent brain development findings, which indicate that the maturation process is not completed until the age of 25. [New Haven Register]
- If a bill related to truancy law reform passes in Ohio, a child will no longer be suspended or expelled from school for missing classes. This law reform would help keep students in school as well as help better determine the reasons a student is missing classes. [WCPO Cincinnati]
- Kansas senators voted to overhaul the juvenile justice system on Tuesday. Community-based programs will be offered for low-risk juvenile offenders as an alternative to incarceration. [The Washington Times]
- For new events, webinars, jobs, and grants visit the Reclaiming Futures Opportunity Board.
Updated: January 08 2018