Map for Success in Juvenile Justice has More Destinations than Confinement

Youth prisons don’t work, yet on any given day, over 50,000 youth are in them or other out-of-home placements due to their involvement with the juvenile justice system. Overwhelming evidence shows that youth prisons are harmful, ineffective and excessively expensive.

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Justice Department Will Host Discussion on Closing Juvenile Prisons

On Friday, a group of juvenile justice advocates will gather in D.C. to promote the closure of large juvenile justice prisons in favor of community-based corrections and small, close-to-home facilities. That, in and of itself, is not news.

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Pay-for-Success Watch: Youth Advocate Programs Enters the PFS Fray

Youth Services Insider has learned that Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), one of the few national providers of community-based programs for juvenile offenders, has entered into its first pay-for-success (PFS) venture. The Harrisburg, Penn.-based

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Youth Services Insider: Complete Analysis of OJJDP 2015 Funding

It’s October in Washington, which in recent history means two things are happening: the Redskins are at the bottom of the NFC East, and all of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention funding has been announced!


Positive Youth Justice, Part One: Rosie’s Place, Olympia, Wash.

Last week, The Imprint introduced “Positive Youth Justice: Curbing Crime, Building Assets.” It is a series that imagines an entire continuum of juvenile justice services built on the positive youth development framework.

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In Beltway, Juvenile Justice Convo Moves from “What Not to Do” to “What to Do Instead”

Youth Services Insider was on hand for this week’s Congressional briefing on community-based strategies, hosted jointly by the National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD) and the Harrisburg, Penn.-based Youth Advocate Programs.


    Suspending Preschoolers?! Disparity Starts Early

    by Judy Warner With the pure joy of a child, a friend’s daughter told me recently that she’s learning all about colors at preschool. That same week, when I read the U.S.


    Justice Dept. Funds Six Violence Prevention Projects

    The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention announced $8 million in grants to five cities and one state for community-based violence prevention and gang reduction programs. The recipients are: Camden, N.J.,