What’s New in Juvenile Justice? June 13 News Roundup

Posted by Lisa Martinek
June 13, 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.

John Platt, a champion for youths in confinement, passed away on May 24. He is remembered for his commitment to juvenile justice, courage and dignity.

The U.S. Department of Justice and Department of Education will be investing in a joint initiative to design an evidence-based education model for incarcerated youths returning to the community.

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse announced his intention to introduce bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA).

A report from the Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency explores the impact of charging youths as adults.

The Status Offense Reform Center at the Vera Institute of Justice will present a webinar on assessing response systems to youth status offenses.

Act 4 Juvenile Justice offers a juvenile justice federal funding chart which summarizes funding amounts for different issues over the past few years.

Los Angeles’ top juvenile court judge is objecting to a diversion of funds from special learning assistance to disadvantaged youths to school police.