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E-Newsletter: IL Commissioners Say 17-Year-Olds Should Be in Juvenile Court

March 8, 2013
Benjamin Chambers

Download the March 8, 2013 issue of our e-newsletter on juvenile justice reform in its entirety (PDF). Here's what's in it:

  • IL: Commission Recommends Moving all 17-Year-Olds into Juvenile Court
  • NJJN Webinar - The Juvenile Defense Standards and Advocates
  • (Almost) Everyone Is Hiring!

Plus, our don't miss our juvenile justice roundup:

  • Get the 411 on youth arrest rates and state statutes. » Review it here.
  • Looking to other states for inspiration on how to get wide-ranging juvenile justice reform legislation passed? The Schubert Center for Child Studies recently released a case study of how Ohio did just that. » Download The Bridge to Somewhere here. 
  • New research on youth in detention from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), summarizing the Northwestern Juvenile Justice Project. The project is the first large-scale, prospective, longitudinal study of drug, alcohol, and psychiatric disorders in a diverse sample of juvenile detainees (in this case, from Cook County, IL). » Learn more here.
  • On Mar. 1, 2013, The New York Times used the appointment of Robert Listenbee Jr. as the head of OJJDP to write an editorial making the case against locking up young people in trouble with the law. Even better: the Times cited the recent data snapshot from the Annie E. Casey Foundation's KIDS COUNT initiative, and Common Ground, a report released by the Justice Policy Institute (you can find both reports here).
  • Are you a leader working in a field that serves youth in the juvenile justice system or youth at risk of ending up there? Apply now to attend a certificate program at the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR) at Georgetown University's Public Policy Institute (first application deadline is Mar. 28). In addition to the week-long certificate programs in multi-systems integration it has offered in the past, CJJR now offers shorter certificate programs of intensive study in information sharing, youth in custody, and reducing racial and ethnic disparities in juvenile justice. » Learn more here.



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