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Youth Justice Reform Roundup | February 24, 2014

February 20, 2014
Zoe Schein

  • The Colorado Juvenile Defender Coalition (an NJJN member) has released a video highlighting the importance of providing adequate defense services to youth in trouble with the law. The video, "Why Don't Kids Have Lawyers?" can be viewed here.
  • A new report from CUNY's John Jay Research Center titled, "Line Drawing: Raising the Minimum Age of Criminal Court Jurisdiction in New York," examines the reasons for changing the age of criminal jurisdiction and reviews the implications of such a change.
  • On Wednesday, February 26, 2014 from 2:00 - 3:30 PM EST, the National Center for Youth in Custody will be hosting a webinar titled, "Reducing the Risk of Suicide with Vulnerable Populations." Download the flyer or register now
  • Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Administrator Robert Listenbee spoke on a panel at the National Mentoring Summit on January 30, 2014. The panel was titled, "“Mentoring’s Role in Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline," and can be viewed in full here.
  • The National Association of Counties recently announced that it will be partnering with the MacArthur Foundation's Models for Change Initiative to expand its Strategic Justice Initiative to include juvenile justice reform. This initiative aims to build county leadership capacity, expertise and commitment for juvenile justice reform across the country. Download their news release for more information.

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