CNN’s Van Jones, Probation and Parole Leaders Endorse Call to Reduce and Reimagine Supervision
Taking a cue from a bourgeoning efforts to transform juvenile probation supervision, a group of justice reformers and agency leaders from across the country hopes to lower the nation’s reliance on adult probation and parole to provide what some call “mass supervision.”
The Foster Care System Was Unprepared for The Last Drug Epidemic. Let’s Not Repeat History
Foster care is an imperfect system, often criticized for its failures, bureaucratic inefficiencies, and poverty and racial bias, leading to the harmful and unnecessary removal of children from their homes, disproportionately from homes of poor families of color.
The JDAI Conference is Back!
Let the punch flow far and wide: the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) Inter-Site Conference is back! JDAI is the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s efforts to reduce the use of pretrial detention in the juvenile justice system.
Juvenile Justice Conference Week: Running Diary
In case ya missed it, Youth Services Insider spent last week traversing the country to hit both of the major national juvenile justice conferences. First was the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s JDAI Inter-Site conference in Phoenix; second was the National Partnership for Juvenile Services (NPJS) National Symposium in Pittsburgh.
Live from NPJS: Day Three of Juvenile Justice Conference Week
Greetings from Pittsburgh! From the desert heat of Phoenix, we descend out of the sky on rainy Iron City for the National Partnership for Juvenile Services (NPJS) annual symposium. This is leg two of Youth Services Insider’s juvenile justice two-step.
Listenbee, Office of Juvenile Justice, Grounded by Sequestration
The leader of the federal juvenile justice agency has curbed plans to attend and speak at events outside the nation’s capital, The Imprint has learned. Robert Listenbee, the administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Administrator, was scheduled to deliver a keynote address to attendees of a major conference sponsored by the Annie E.
Youth Services Insider: Day Three from Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative
Day Three The final day in the “City Too Busy to Hate” wrapped up a little after noon, and the many stakeholders of the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative have returned home.
Data Snapshot on Foster Care Placement
Summary: New data available on the KIDS COUNT Data Center highlight the progress made by many states to increase the rates of children in foster care who are living with families and decrease the rates of those placed in institutions or group homes.
Notes from Federal JJ Advisory Group Meeting in Washington
It has been quite awhile since Youth Services Insider (YSI) set foot in the third floor conference room of the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs building in Chinatown, the secular cathedral of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.