What’s New in Juvenile Justice? April 25 News Roundup

Posted by Lisa Martinek
April 25, 2014

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.

A new report from the Southern Education Foundation examines education in the juvenile justice system.

The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice is launching a five-person reentry unit to reduce recidivism and help young offenders find employment.

Performance-based Standards is expanding the Family-Youth Initiative to all correctional facilities and releasing new outcome measures and standards. In addition, detention facilities will pilot a family survey tailored to short term populations and community-based programs will receive an updated family survey.

The Juvenile Justice Information Exchange conducted a Q&A interview with Nate Balis, the new director of the Juvenile Justice Strategy Group at the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

The Redeploy Illinois program, which helps counties treat troubled youths in their home communities rather than state facilities, saved the state $60 million in costs last year.

The PACE Center for Girls, a Florida-based program which helps keep adolescent girls out of the juvenile justice system, is considering expanding into other states.

The Juvenile Justice Delinquency and Prevention Act (JJDPA) sets reducing racial disparity as one of its core requirements. The reauthorization of the JJDPA can help jurisdiction overcome challenges such as the lack of accurate data in order to address this important issue.

A new grant opportunity from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) supports demonstration projects to improve juvenile reentry outcomes.

Juvenile justice officials in Clark County are struggling with how to handle the youngest offenders.