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How Prioritizing Family First Can Narrow the Group Home-to-Juvenile Justice Pipeline
You’ve probably heard about the school-to-prison pipeline, but the link between placing foster youth in group homes and the adverse effects of the juvenile justice system that often follow often goes undiscussed.
National Resource Center Reframes How Local Governments Can Serve Dual-Status Youth
Dual-status youth have experience with both the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. A workbook offers ideas for local and state governments to develop better practices, procedures and policies that serve these young people.
Plans to House Youth Offenders Stir Controversy in L.A. County
Residents in the far reaches of Los Angeles County are fighting to block dozens of youthful offenders from being sent to nearby secure detention camps — a key component of statewide reforms to shut down California’s juvenile prisons.
California Counties Develop Local Plans as State Youth Prisons Close
California’s Division of Juvenile Justice stopped admissions this month and now counties are developing plans to house and rehabilitate incarcerated youth.
Bipartisan Task Force Calls for Juvenile Justice Overhaul in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania’s juvenile justice system needs an overhaul to address pervasive violence and racial disparities, according to a bipartisan task force report.
Maine Governor Vetoes Closure of State’s Only Juvenile Lockup
Maine Gov. Janet Mills has vetoed the closure of the state’s only lockup youth facility, saying that shuttering it would pose a threat to public safety.
Emerging Adults Need a Justice System Guided by Facts
The legal system must be guided by data and facts. Too often, our justice policy decisions are driven by a gut instinct to punish, writes Lael E.H. Chester.
Minnesota Lawmakers Could End Routine Shackling of Children in Court
Perhaps the ninth time will be the charm for lawmakers who want to ban the routine shackling of juvenile defendants in Minnesota courtrooms. Every year since 2013, legislation to do so has fallen short.