Prop. 57 Wins at Ballot Box: California Voters Pass Measure to Keep Youth Out of Adult Courts
On Tuesday, California voters signed off on a ballot measure that will reform some of its criminal sentencing policies, including overturning a law that has led to the prosecution of thousands of youth in adult courts since 2003.
In California, Race Gap Widens to Race Crater on Juvenile Transfer Policy
A true measure of racial disparity in the juvenile justice system compares the outcomes, at any or many points, for youths of a different race who’ve been accused of the same offense.
Youth First Initiative Makes Itself Known
Youth Services Insider received a recent press release noting that March 3 was the launch of a new campaign called Youth First, an organization led by Liz Ryan that will focus on the closure of big and/or old youth prisons.
Toward a Positive Youth Justice System
Intro / Part One / Part Two / Part Three / Part Four / Part Five / Part Six / Part Seven / Close Today, we officially conclude “Positive Youth Justice: Curbing Crime, Building Assets,” a series that imagines an entire juvenile justice system built on the positive youth development (PYD) framework.
Collection of Evidence-based Practices for Children and Adolescents with Mental Health Treatment Needs 5th Edition
The report summarizes current evidence-based techniques for treating children, including juvenile offenders, with mental health disorders, symptoms and mental health treatment needs. The collection of information is intended for all educators, service providers, parents, caregivers, and others seeking information on evidence-based mental health practices for youth.
Office of Juvenile Justice Releases New Training/Technical Assistance RFP
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention issued its broad solicitation for training and technical services this week, a large contract meant to replace a number of smaller projects on singular issues including youth in custody, state advisory groups and racial disparities.