New Responses Emerge on 18- to 25-Year Olds Who Commit Crimes
The field of emerging adult justice is new in the U.S. but the research that informs this field is well-established, write the authors.
One Letter to a Teacher Helps Formerly Jailed Kids Stay on Track
New research out of Stanford proposes a practice for better classroom relations between kids who have been jailed and their teachers.
Study: Juvenile Incarceration Produces Mixed Results on Recidivism, Graduation Rates
California Legislature and Governor Reach Agreement to Close Youth Prison System
A Complete Breakdown of America’s New Juvenile Justice Law
At long last, federal law on a key juvenile justice policy has been dusted off. On December 21, the day the government shut down, President Trump signed into law the Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 2018, an update to the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA), which was passed in 1974.
Report: Plan to Expand California Youth Prisons Needs Tinkering
A report by the California Legislative Analyst’s Office raised some doubts about Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to see more older youth and young adults served in the state youth prison system administered by the Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).
Putting An End to Recidivism Among Former Foster Youth in the Justice System
Former foster youth too often fall into societal traps, our criminal justice system being a menacing offender. The system provides an inherent risk to anyone yet it is especially detrimental for former foster youth, against whom the odds are already debilitating.
Florida’s New Predictive Risk Tool Likely to Drive Down Juvenile Incarceration
The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice is set to become the first state agency to conduct risk assessments using predictive analytics, a process that uses huge collections of data to predict outcomes and patterns.
The Business of Positive Youth Justice: Measuring Success
Last week, our Positive Youth Justice series explored the use of positive youth development (PYD) in re-entry work at Waterside Workshops. The small nonprofit by the San Francisco Bay uses boatbuilding and a bike shop as the starting point of a personal relationship between the staff and youth.