Center for Children’s Law and Policy
OJJDP Will Publish a Final Rule on Disproportionate Minority Contact
The Justice Department last week put into effect new rules on compliance with the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA). The rules were published and made final by the Obama administration, and the new administration signed off after the rules were under review for several months.
Justice Dept. Finalizes New Rules for Juvenile Justice Compliance
The Justice Department announced this week that the rules for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) compliance, finalized by the Obama Administration in January, will take effect. From the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention: Yesterday, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) notified states that the partial final rule amending OJJDP’s Formula Grants Program regulations is approved and now in effect.
The Short and Long Game on Ending Juvenile Solitary
“We’re going to end solitary confinement of juveniles, period, end of story,” said Marc Schindler, executive director of the Justice Policy Institute, with a wry laugh. He was discussing with Youth Services Insider the new Stop Solitary for Kids campaign, led by JPI and three other groups: Center for Children’s Law and Policy (CCLP); Georgetown University’s Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR); and the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators (CJCA).
Listenbee: OJJDP “Concentrating our Resources” on Racial Disparities
Obama’s top official on juvenile justice suggested that his office has made addressing racial fairness its priority, which had to make at least one candidate feel good about its chances to win a big training and technical assistance grant from the Justice Department.