Tag Archives: Juvenile Justice Reform

This mentoring program results in a 44% drop in violent crimes

“[We need to make sure that] our criminal justice system doesn’t just function as a pipeline from underfunded schools to overcrowded jails.” ~ Barack Obama Learn more here http://www.whitehouse.gov/my-brothers-keeper

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Attorney General Eric Holder Speech – Video and Transcript – San Francisco

[Source: “Attorney General Eric Holder Delivers Remarks at the Annual Meeting of the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates,” Justice Department, 12 August 2013] * * * The following is a transcript of Attorney General Eric Holder’s remarks at the Annual Meeting of the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates on 12 August 2013 in […]

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Staff psychologists critical of plan at juvenile home

[Source: “Staff psychologists critical of plan at juvenile home,” Des Moines Register, 10 August 2013, by Clark Kauffman] The state-run Iowa Juvenile Home currently has “no coherent program” of treatment, one of the home’s staff psychologists has told federal investigators, newly disclosed public records show. Another staff psychologist at the juvenile home — where youths have […]

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Survey Results Released on 450 School Administrators’ Perspectives: Behavior Management, Mentoring Rated Top Ways to Improve School Discipline

Across the country, school leaders are working with state and local governments to improve their approaches to school discipline so they can provide safe, nurturing environments to students while keeping kids in school and out of the juvenile justice system. Today, as part of its School Discipline Consensus Project, the CSG Justice Center is releasing the […]

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Teachers Establish Innovative School Mentoring Initiative

[Source: “Student arrests,” The Gazette, 23 June 2013, by The Gazette Editorial Board] Staff at Iowa City’s City High started the 2012-13 school year with a list prominently displayed on poster board in the break room, including the names of each of the school’s nearly 1,400 students. Over the first two weeks of school, staff […]

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Juvenile Justice Reform – “Every Child Deserves a Second Chance”

This short documentary explores the problems with the juvenile justice system and features young people that are trying to make change.

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“The Color of Justice” PBS Special About Connecticut’s Juvenile Justice System

A CPTV original documentary about Connecticut’s Juvenile Justice system. Statistics collected over 17 years indicate that minority children are treated more harshly than white children when it comes to sanctions within the Juvenile Justice system. The documentary looks at the disparities, the causes, and the solutions to this violation of children’s rights. And we look […]

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Juvenile Justice Reform – “Pay Now or Pay Later – Truancy in Washington State” (Video)

Truancy is a major issue in Washington state, and has been at the forefront of Washington Models for Change work since the program’s inception. Programs developed by Models for Change partners that offer alternatives to formal court processing of truant youth have shown promise, but funding for these programs through Washington state’s “Becca Laws” is […]

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“Education Under Arrest” – Juvenile Justice Reform PBS Report by Travis Smiley

National broadcaster, author, and advocate, Travis Smiley, explored the connection between schools with zero tolerance policies, the juvenile justice system, and the dropout rate among American teens—elements familiar to Models for Change programs across the nation. Interviewees, ranging from educators, law enforcement professionals, judges, youth advocates, and at-risk youth, examined the logic and research to […]

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