justice reform


Los Angeles Probation Leaders Battle Over Treatment of Incarcerated Youth

At a recent meeting of the Los Angeles County Probation Commission, tensions about how the county is implementing an alternative to solitary confinement in local juvenile detention centers boiled over during the questioning of a senior member of the Probation Department.


Alex Busansky Leaves National Council on Crime and Delinquency to Start New Organization

National Council on Crime and Delinquency President Alex Busansky has left the organization after five years to start a new entity called Impact Justice. Busansky announced the move late last week on his personal Twitter account: “I am thrilled to announce the launch of Impact Justice, a national innovation and research center.”


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.


Justice Policy Institute Fires Leader of Four Years

Tracy Velázquez, executive director of the Washington-based justice reform advocate Justice Policy Institute, has been fired by the board of directors after four years at the helm of the nonprofit. “I was informed by my board today that my employment at JPI has been terminated as a result of management differences,” Velázquez said in an e-mail sent late Thursday evening.