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Court-involved Youth

Georgetown Public Policy Institute’s Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR) and Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps (RFK) are delighted to announce the release of Addressing the Needs of Multi-System Youth: Strengthening the Connection between Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice, a paper co-authored by Denise Herz, PhD; Phil Lee, JD; Lorrie Lutz, MPP; Macon Stewart, MSW; John Tuell, MA; and Janet Wiig, JD, MSW. The paper was released at a symposium held at Georgetown University on March 1, 2012.

Knowledge Brief: Is There a Link between Child Welfare and Disproportionate Minority Contact in Juvenile Justice?
Downloadable (PDF) from the Models for Change website, this study looked at whether the population of youth moving between child welfare and juvenile justice contributes to DMC in juvenile justice (Friday, 09 December 2011). “Models for Change collaborates with selected states to advance juvenile justice reforms that effectively hold young people accountable for their actions, provide for their rehabilitation, protect them from harm, increase their life chances, and manage the risk they pose to themselves and to public safety”.

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Global Youth Justice
A Record 142,500 Youth and Adults Volunteer Annually Global Youth Justice proactively champions volunteer-driven strategies and new low-cost innovations which help alleviate some of the world's more pressing and costly societal problems to improve the quality of life for humans through reducing high juvenile crime rates and historic-high incarceration rates of adults locally and globally. Global Youth Justice initially achieves this through favorable outcomes that result from advancing the global expansion of quality local volunteer-driven youth justice and juvenile justice voluntary diversion programs often called youth court, teen court, peer court, student court, peer jury and youth peer panel.

JANUARY ISSUE from Global Youth Justice to the youth and adults in your networks.

Scott Peterson's Global Youth Justice Website:

Global Youth Justice 6th International Training Institute
Establish/Enhance/Expand a Teen Court, Youth Court or Peer Court Diversion Program

December 4-6, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA


September 2011 Snapshot Released:
Once a Juvenile is Transferred to Criminal Court Must They be Tried as Adults for All Future Offenses?
Find out who has once an adult/always an adult provisions.

The Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice
The Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice (CJCJ) is a private nonprofit organization whose mission is to reduce society's reliance on incarceration as a solution to social problems.

National Center for Juvenile Justice
Updates to OJJDP’s Statistical Briefing Book
Developed for OJJDP by the National Center for Juvenile Justice, the Statistical Briefing Book (SBB) provides timely and reliable statistical answers to the most frequently asked questions from policymakers, the media, and the general public. In addition, the data analysis and dissemination tools available through SBB give users quick and easy access to detailed statistics on a variety of juvenile justice topics.

And Justice for Some: Differential Treatment of Youth of Color in the Justice System (2007)
Published by the National Council on Crime and Delinquency
This report updates a 2000 report entitled “And Justice for Some: Differential Treatment of Minority Youth in the Justice System,” published by the National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD) in collaboration with Building Blocks for Youth. It documented “cumulative disadvantage” at the national level.

Transitional Plan: Juvenile Justice Reform (November, 2008)
The Division of Youth Services is embarking on a comprehensive strategic planning process that will revolutionize the juvenile justice system in Arkansas. This transitional plan details actions that DYS should undertake in the next 1-2 years to lay the foundation for fundamental system reform of the juvenile justice system.