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YSI: National Partnership for Juvenile Services, Day Two

Day Two of the National Partnership for Juvenile Services annual symposium. It’s Youth Services Insider’s last day in Louisville, the city that bourbon built. As a UConn basketball fan, it’s been painful to walk by the home court of our rival and current national champion on the walk to the conference every day from our room at the EconoLodge.

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Why Massachusetts’ Age-Raise Matters

Massachusetts has long had a good reputation for its low reliance on secure settings and for its development-minded approach to secure services. It will now include 17-year-olds, who have long been considered adults in the Bay State, in its juvenile justice system.


It’s Your Turn Governors: Implement the Prison Rape Elimination Act

By Liz Ryan In a statement issued by U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy this week, he called the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) a “watershed piece of legislation” because “the punishment of incarceration does not, and cannot, include a sentence of rape.


Group Disputes Justice Dept. Numbers on Youths Victimized in Adult Lockup

A national group advocating for the removal of juveniles from adult facilities is disputing a Justice Department report released today that finds juveniles are sexually victimized no more often than adults in jails and prisons.


Prison Rape Law’s Potential Impacts on Juvenile Justice…If States Comply

A couple weeks back, we discussed the looming deadline for juvenile justice facilities to start complying with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), which took about 10 years to go from “bill signed into law” to “law you have to comply with.”


Uncertainty, Angst Over Juvenile Standards as PREA Deadline Looms

Many juvenile justice officials are expressing a mix of confusion and apprehension about juvenile standards included in an act meant to protect prisoners from sexual violence at the hands of guards or other inmates.


    Justice Limits Juvenile Placements in Adult Facilities

    The Department of Justice issued new rules on prison inmate protections that restrict the placement of juveniles in adult facilities and requires that certain staffing levels be maintained in juvenile detention centers and prisons.