What’s New in Juvenile Justice? Oct. 10 News Roundup

Posted by Lisa Martinek
October 10, 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 Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Administrator Robert L. Listenbee delivered the keynote address at the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators’ (CJCA) Second Annual Leadership Institute last Thursday in Chicago.

The 2014 Performance-based Standards (PbS) Barbara Allen-Hagen Awards ceremony highlighted the best work that facilities and programs have done.

The Wisconsin Division of Juvenile Corrections is participating in a 15-month education reform initiative known as the Blended Learning Initiative (BLI).

The Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators (CJCA) presented the Outstanding Administrator Award to Michael Dempsey and the President’s Awards to Cindy McKenzie and Peter Forbes.

The South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) held a “First Nail Ceremony” to signal the beginning of the third house DJJ will help Habitat for Humanity build.

There are numerous resources available to help those working in the juvenile justice system become more educated about the long-term impacts from traumatic events.

The application for the Mental Health Training Initiative for State and Local Juvenile Detention and Correctional Systems is available on the Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Collaborative for Change website.

New York City’s Department of Correction announced plans to eliminate solitary confinement for 16- and 17-year-old inmates.

Juvenile language impairments cause a basic lack of comprehension about the process or an inability for the attorney to communicate the client’s wishes for the case.