What’s New in Juvenile Justice: September 27 News Roundup

Posted by Lisa Martinek
September 27, 2013

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

The Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ) is looking for an Executive Director to build on CJJ’s 30-year record.

New York State’s chief judge Jonathon Lippman submitted a bill to the Legislature that calls for the formation of a court specifically for 16 to 17 year-olds charged with nonviolent crimes.

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed legislation raising the age of juvenile jurisdiction from 17 to 18.

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network aims to create trauma-informed systems through a variety of resources such as a judges' "Bench Card."

The US Justice Department is working hard to stop the school-to-prison pipeline with OJJDP Administrator Robert Listenbee stating that kids “should be kept in school and out of courts.”

Logansport Juvenile Assessment was featured in a blog post for being a Barbara Allen-Hagen Award finalist.

Advocates and analysts say that evening reporting centers provide a good alternative to detention for youths.

Youths from the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice get job readiness training and create amazing items for the Store of Hope.