What’s New in Juvenile Justice? May 2 News Roundup

Posted by Lisa Martinek
May 02, 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.

Performance-based Standards (PbS) participants share some of the amazing art created by youths in their facilities.

A study using videos of an ATM robbery sheds light about bias in the juvenile justice system and why the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) needs reauthorization.

The Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators (CJCA) is focusing on alternatives to isolation for the coming months.

The Road to Success Academy, which started as a pilot project in 2010, has been improving education outcomes for youths in juvenile justice facilities.

The Indiana Department of Corrections, Division of Youth Services (DYS) has taken bold steps in order to reduce the use of isolation and provide better education opportunities for those in separation.

The ACLU and the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice have reached an agreement on a comprehensive remedial plan to address issues such as mental health, confinement and community placement.

The Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice is currently seeking a Chief Deputy Director who has a progressive approach to juvenile justice.

Several legislative efforts relating to juvenile justice have been put forth this year including keeping juvenile offenders related to Medicaid, phasing out detention of status offenders and limiting solitary confinement in federal facilities.