Another Year with No Juvenile Justice Reauthorization
The advocates are Charlie Brown. Congress is Lucy. And the football is the reauthorization of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA). Once again, momentum was established on a bill to update the bill that sets minimum federal standards for operation of state and local juvenile justice systems, particularly in regard to which youth are confined and where they are confined.
Positive Youth Justice Series: Curbing Crime, Building Assets
The Imprint produced “Positive Youth Justice: Curbing Crime, Building Assets” in 2015. It is a series that imagines an entire continuum of juvenile justice services built on the positive youth development framework.
Positive Youth Justice: Curbing Crime, Building Assets
Underneath the tension-laden surface of national politics, there is growing agreement that the United States needs to rethink criminal justice, that the nation is over-reliant on expensive and ineffectual incarceration and short on other strategies that would lower the likelihood of continued criminal behavior.
Sens. Rand Paul and Cory Booker Cross Aisle for Bill on Juvenile Records, Solitary Confinement
A bill introduced this week by Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) would automatically seal or expunge the records of certain juveniles and limit the use of solitary confinement in juvenile facilities.