What’s New in Juvenile Justice? September 19 News Roundup

Posted by Lisa Martinek
September 19, 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) has helped members by expanding existing programs and by developing new activities to advance the vision outlined in its mission during the 2000-2004 period.

Richard Ross, creator of “Juvenile in Justice,” writes that the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) should be reauthorized to better keep kids and the community safe.

The National Center for Juvenile Justice (NCJJ) is hiring a policy analyst, a research associate and a research assistant.

A new report recommends that the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) strengthen the disproportionate minority contact requirement of the JJDPA.

The Youth Opportunity Center in Muncie, IN is one of the Barbara Allen-Hagen Award finalists for reducing the use and duration of isolation.

InsideOUT Writers helps incarcerated youths use the written word to build self-confidence and trust in each other.

The Bennington School in Bennington, VT is one of the Barbara Allen-Hagen Award finalists for reducing the use of restraints and increasing the number of youths who understand the rules and their rights.

Lashon Amado tells his story of getting involved with his State Advisory Group (SAG), which guides and monitors juvenile justice programs.