What’s New in Juvenile Justice? May 9 News Roundup

Posted by Lisa Martinek
May 09, 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.

The Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators (CJCA) is hosting a webinar on Friday, May 16 on dual status youths and their families.

Illinois is launching a program to support at-risk youths who are involved in both the child welfare system and the juvenile justice system.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will hear arguments regarding the requirement that juvenile sex offenders be put on a registry.

Performance-based Standards (PbS) presented a webinar which provided tools to change facility culture from reliance on isolation to more effective, safer ways to respond to youths’ misbehavior.

“Up from the Depths: Juvenile Offenders Who Turned Their Lives Around” features three stories about personal transformation of people who committed crimes as adolescents.

The Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings (CEEAS) is hosting its second annual Lighting the Fire Teacher and School Leader Awards to recognize outstanding teachers and school leaders working in youth correctional centers. 

Herman McCall began his appointment as the Director for Juvenile Justice Programs for the Michigan Department of Human Services.

A decision by the California Supreme Court allows juveniles to be sentenced to life without parole for some crimes, but judges are also able to hand down lighter sentences.

Free Verse, a poetry journal, contains the work of people from probation including clients, officers and security guards.