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Youth Justice Reform Roundup | March, 2014

March 10, 2014
Zoe Schein

Here's the latest in youth justice reform news, events, and publications:

  • The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) recently released two bulletins in its Juvenile Justice Research Series. "Delays in Youth Justice" summarizes research conducted by a team led by Jeffrey Butts, which analyzes the causes of delayed processing in the juvenile court system, and highlights successful models for decreasing those delays. "Young Offenders: What Happens and What Should Happen," examines policies that affect youth who transition from the juvenile to the criminal justice system, with an emphasis on youth ages 15–17 and young adults ages 18–24 already in the criminal justice system.
  • OJJDP also released “Juvenile Arrests 2011.” This bulletin draws on data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program. OJJDP’s annual Juvenile Arrests bulletins analyze data from the Crime in the United States report to characterize the extent and nature of youth crime. Among other findings, the bulletin reports that juvenile arrests in 2011 decreased 11 percent and juvenile violent crime arrests decreased 10 percent over 2010.
  • The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University‘s McCourt School of Public Policy and the Center for Children’s Law and Policy (an NJJN partner) will be accepting applications for the 2014 Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Juvenile Justice Certificate Program until April 18, 2014. The program is an intensive training designed to support local jurisdictions in their efforts to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in their juvenile justice systems. Learn more and apply.
  • The National Partnership for Juvenile Services issued a call for presentations for their upcoming 20th National Symposium on Juvenile Services being held October 19-23, 2014 in Greensboro, North Carolina. The National Symposium on Juvenile Services is a unique forum that brings together the leadership and direct care professionals from juvenile services and other human services professionals for training and the opportunity to network and share innovative program service approaches being implemented within the juvenile justice system throughout the country. Download the call for presentations flyer (PDF). 
  • The Public Welfare Foundation has a position opening for a grants manager. Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2014. Download the position description (PDF). 

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