November 10, 2011
National Juvenile Justice Network
Download the November 10, 2011 issue of our e-newsletter in its entirety here (PDF). Here's what's in it:
- U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Appeals of Juvenile Life Sentences
- Juvenile Sex Offender Registry Laws Variable
- Juvenile Justice Disparities Driven by Unmet Trauma & Health Needs
- Juvenile Justice Training & Resources
- New Campaign Spotlight: Wisconsin Council on Children & Families
Also featured was a "School-Prison Pipeline Roundup," which included the following:
- NPR on "Second Chances, Not Jail Time, For Criminals."Judge Steven Teske of Clayton County, GA, appeared on NPR's "Talk of the Nation" on Nov. 3 to publicize his work cracking the school-to-prison pipeline. His fellow guest was Professor David Kennedy of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, who has done pioneering work on changing community norms to eliminate non-violent drug-dealing without resorting to the justice system.
Listen to the show or read the transcript »
- School-Prison Pipeline Report Highlighted. The Council of State Governments' report on the school-prison pipeline in Texas was featured in the September/October 2011 issue ofCapitol Ideas,a magazine published by the Council of State Governments (see pp. 13-16). The article discusses the impact that discretionary school discipline policies have on youth.
In the same magazine, see also, "Deal with Juvenile Offenses Early to Avoid Bigger Problems Later," in which Texas Senator John Whitmire speaks on the ramifications of the school-to-prison pipeline and the importance of front-end help for youth.