Girls Are Growing Proportion of Juvenile Arrests, Frequently Locked Up for Minor Offenses
Girls make up a larger proportion of juvenile arrests than ever before, and are far more frequently locked up for low-level offenses than boys, according to a research bulletin published recently by the federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP).
Juvenile Justice Reauthorization Back in The House
A bill to reauthorize the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) was introduced in the House today, a chamber in which a similar bill passed easily in the last Congress.
Justice Dept. Finalizes, Eases New Regs on JJDPA Compliance
Just days before the end of the Obama administration, the Department of Justice has finalized some new rules related to state compliance with the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, through which states receive federal formula grants in exchange for adherence to certain juvenile justice standards.
Lessons for Advocates from Youth First Poll on Juvenile Justice
Last week, we mentioned a new poll on Americans’ attitudes about juvenile justice, released by the Youth First Initiative as part of its official grand opening of sorts. We called it a “great resource for reform-minded juvenile justice advocates,” and that is true.