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5 Ways State Juvenile Correctional Administrators Can Use Data
October 30, 2017
This brief, 5 Ways State Juvenile Correctional Administrators Can Use Data, provides specific examples of how juvenile correctional administrators can use aggregate data to ensure facility practices and operations reflect evidence-based practices and are aligned with rehabilitative missions. It is the second in a series of briefs being developed by the OJJDP-funded Juvenile Justice Model Data...More
Trauma-Informed Classrooms
October 24, 2017
The impact of students’ life experiences on their behavior has garnered increasing attention as schools strive to develop more supportive academic environments that address the needs of at-risk youth and facilitate continued academic engagement. Few events outside the classroom have as profound an impact on multiple domains of student development as traumatic life experiences. Traumatic events...More
Criminological Highlights: Children and Youth, Vol. 5, No. 2
October 23, 2017
The next issue of Criminological Highlights: Children and Youth is now available for download. This issue covers the following topics: Are Black youths living on the street particularly vulnerable to being stopped and searched by the police? Are dark-skinned Blacks especially likely to be imprisoned? Why are girls in bail court perceived to be more likely to be in need of ‘treatment’ than boys?...More
Collecting Data and Sharing Information to Improve School-Justice Partnerships
October 23, 2017
Juvenile courts nationwide handle cases referred by schools for truancy or behavioral incidents. Since 2012, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) have trained jurisdictions on strategies and policies to reduce the number of referrals to the juvenile justice system for school-based behaviors. The NCJFCJ has provided technical assistance to communities seeking to...More
Applying Principles of Adolescent Development in Delinquency Proceedings
August 16, 2017
In partnership with the National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC) and the State Justice Institute (SJI), the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) released the bench card Applying Principles of Adolescent Development in Delinquency Proceedings outlines key principles and research on adolescent development that judges should consider and integrate at each stage of a child's...More
Access to Juvenile Justice Irrespective of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression (SOGIE)
August 16, 2017
In partnership with the National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC) and the State Justice Institute (SJI), the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) released the bench card Access to Juvenile Justice Irrespective of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression (SOGIE), provides guidance on working with youth or other juvenile court participants that identify as...More
5 Ways Juvenile Court Judges Can Use Data
July 24, 2017
Judges use information every day to inform decisions about individuals or cases, but not all judges apply that same information to making decisions about the practices in their courtroom or jurisdiction. For example, judges use information about an individual youth’s educational status to determine appropriate services for that youth, but may not compile education data for all court-involved...More
Criminological Highlights: Children and Youth - Volume 5, Number 1
July 24, 2017
The next issue of Criminological Highlights: Children and Youth is now available for download.   This issue covers the following topics:   1. Do curfews for youths reduce crime? 2. Why do young Black Americans perceive the criminal justice system as unjust?  3. How are the use of foster care for children and imprisonment for adults linked? 4. What kinds of strategies can the police use to reduce...More
What Can Juvenile and Family Courts Do to Respond to Trauma?
April 25, 2017
In partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice and the Ad Council, Futures Without Violence launched the Changing Minds campaign last fall 2016. The effort strives to raise awareness, teach skills, and inspire action most specifically among professionals such as school resource officers and other law enforcement, teachers, athletic coaches, school counselors, nurses, and other front-line...More
Addressing the Intersections of Juvenile Justice Involvement and Youth Homelessness: Principles for Change
February 28, 2017
The Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ) released their new report, "Addressing the Intersections of Youth Homelessness and Juvenile Justice Involvement: Principles for Achieving Change." This report details ways that key stakeholders such as State Advisory Groups, law enforcement officers, elected officials, service providers, and schools can come together to address the needs of youth...More

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