What’s New in Juvenile Justice? August 22 News Roundup

Posted by Lisa Martinek
August 22, 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.

South Dakota’s STAR East Campus is a finalist for the 2014 Barbara Allen-Hagen Award for their Facility Improvement Plan (FIP) to improve safety at the facility by addressing the number of injuries to youths.

Los Angeles schools unveiled an agreement which aims to curb police involvement in minor school discipline and campus problems. 

North Dakota and West Virginia were recently introduced to the Mental Health Training Curriculum for Juvenile Justice.

Lisa Thurau, executive director of Strategies for Youth, believes that training police officers in juvenile justice and youth interaction should be a priority.

A recent report states that juvenile crime does not spike during the summer, but there is a seasonal shift in the type of crime.

The Pew Charitable Trusts is hiring a senior associate for research who will focus on performance measures for the criminal and juvenile justice systems.

Marc Mauer, executive director of the Sentencing Project, writes that children charged as adults do not get the help they need.

The National Reentry Resource Center is hosting a two-part webinar series on their recently released white paper and issue brief on reducing recidivism and improving outcomes for youth in the juvenile justice system.