Applying ACEs to Juvenile Justice; News Roundup
By Cecilia Bianco, November 14 2014
Juvenile Justice Reform
- States Are Failing to Protect Juvenile Records, Study Shows (JJIE)
The consequences are serious, according to the center, which conducted the nearly 18-month study with funding from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Youthful offenders are being denied college admission, military service and jobs because of the too-free sharing of information about crimes they committed as children or teenagers.
- Council of Juvenile, Family Court Judges Receives DOJ Grant (StateJournal.com)
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges recently received $1.45 million from the Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs for the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention for two national juvenile justice data projects: the National Juvenile Court Data Archive and the National Juvenile Justice Data Analysis Project.
- There's Been A Huge Sea Change In America When It Comes To Arresting Kids (Business Insider)
The number of juveniles arrested for crimes in America dropped a whopping 15.5% in 2013 compared to a 3.7% drop for adults, according to the FBI's latest crime statistics report released this week.
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Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment and Mental Health
- Applying ACEs to Juvenile Justice (Chronicles of Social Change)
“The relationship between childhood trauma and juvenile justice involvement is pretty startling,” said Karleen Jakowski, supervisor of adolescent behavioral services at a non-profit health clinic in Yolo County.
- Justice Commission: Drug Possession Should be a Misdemeanor (Deseret News)
The Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice unanimously approved a series of proposed reforms Wednesday intended to reduce prison population growth, including making drug possession a misdemeanor.
- Teens Living Close to High Number of Tobacco Shops More Likely to Smoke (HealthCanal.com)
Based on their findings, researchers argue that anti-smoking strategies among teenagers should include reducing the overall density of tobacco retailers. They say that limiting teenagers’ access to tobacco products is vital, as long-term smoking usually begins in adolescence.