What's New in Juvenile Justice: October 4 News Roundup

Posted by Lisa Martinek
October 04, 2013

Do you need to catch up on juvenile justice news? There’s always something happening in the juvenile justice field, so stay up to date with these stories.

October is the National Youth Justice Awareness Month with events happening in 20 states to raise awareness about the consequences of placing youths in adult facilities.

The Illinois Supreme Court ruled that juveniles can’t be locked up for something that adults wouldn’t be locked up for.

On October 9, PEW, the National Center for State Courts and the American Probation and Parole Association will be hosting a webinar on effective responses in probation and parole supervision.

The New York Times' team reviewed hundreds of child firearm deaths and found twice as many accidental deaths of children as were reported.

The State Bar of Wisconsin is leading the effort to get a "Second Chance Bill" which would put first-time, nonviolent offenders through juvenile court rather than adult court.

Activists in Missouri question the practice of placing juveniles on sex offender registries.

Southwest Indiana Regional Youth Village was featured in a blog for being a Barbara Allen-Hagen award finalist.

CJCA’s first annual Leadership Institute begins next week with the theme of "Doing More with Less."