What's New in Juvenile Justice: News Roundup for the Week of August 25

Posted by Lisa Martinek
August 30, 2013

Do you need to catch up on juvenile justice news from the past week? We’ve compiled a list of news stories, so you can be up to date about what’s going on in juvenile justice.

Coweta County Juvenile Court was awarded a grant from the state of Georgia which will be used to implement a family therapy program.

North Dakota Youth Correctional Center was featured in a blog post for being a Barbara Allen-Hagen Award finalist.

A new bipartisan, inter-branch working group in Hawaii will analyze their juvenile justice system to develop data-driven policies.

Advocates argue that more data should be collected on LGBTQ youth in juvenile detention.

Terri Williams, Deputy Secretary of Juvenile Services at the Kansas Department of Corrections, shared news about a program which gives youths job skills.

West Virginia is heading towards comprehension juvenile justice reform and will address juvenile justice issues at an upcoming policy symposium.

"Fixing Juvie Justice" shares how Maori restorative justice principles are being applied in Baltimore to slow the number of youths being put in jail.

Bryan Stevenson of the Equal Justice Initiative is optimistic about the trends in juvenile justice, but says more work remains especially concerning youths in adult lockups.