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Juvenile Justice Reform Roundup

October 31, 2012

Two New Reports on Girls in the Juvenile Justice System

  • Texas Criminal Justice Coalition Reports Experiences from Girls’ Perspective 

Last week, the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition, an NJJN member, released a new report, "Girls’ Experiences in the Texas Juvenile Justice System." A survey of girls at one Texas juvenile correctional facility, it shows there is a great likelihood that many traumatized girls in the Texas juvenile justice system are being re-traumatized due to current policies and procedures.

» Download the Full TCJC Report, "Girls’ Experiences in the Texas Juvenile Justice System."

» Read TCJC’s 2012 Report on Boys in the Texas Juvenile Justice System.

 

  • Georgetown Report Gives a Comprehensive Review of Proven Juvenile Justice Programs for Girls

The Georgetown Center on Poverty, Inequality, and Public Policy at Georgetown Law recently released recommendations on how to improve the juvenile justice system for girls in their new report, Improving the Juvenile Justice System for Girls: Lessons from the States. Specifically, the report highlights successful juvenile justice reforms in Connecticut, Florida and California, and provides a framework to replicate their success.

» Download Improving the Juvenile Justice System for Girls: Lessons from the States.


Upcoming Conference: Improving Outcomes for At-Risk Children and Youth

It’s time to register for the Georgetown Public Policy Institute’s first-annual LEAD (Leadership-Evidence- Analysis-Debate) conference. The main topic for the two-day event is “Positive Outcomes for At-Risk Children and Youth: Improving Lives Through Practice and System Reform”; it will take place on January 24-25 at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. For registration, conference agenda and additional information, visit the LEAD conference main website. For any additional questions, contact Kristina Rosinsky at klr45@georgetown.edu.

» Register for Georgetown Public Policy Institute’s LEAD conference.

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