October 16, 2012
The Kids Count Project of the Wyoming Children’s Action Alliance, an NJJN member, is celebrating Youth Justice Awareness month with a new interactive timeline that covers the highlights in Wyoming’s history of juvenile justice reform. The timeline spans over a century, starting with the creation of Wyoming’s first juvenile court in July of 1899, and includes video clips, reports, resources and articles.
"Reviewing the interactive timeline," said Marc Homer, Kids Count Director at the Wyoming Children’s Action Alliance, "it is striking to see two distinctive yet contradictory trends that have emerged. While there is a consistent record of highly reputable reports highlighting the need for evidenced based reform, paradoxically there is also a long history of elected officials who have rejected recommendations to implement the most critical reforms.”
» Browse Juvenile Justice Advances in Your State in NJJN’s Online Edition of Advances in Juvenile Justice Reform