What’s New in Juvenile Justice? Oct. 17 News Roundup

Posted by Lisa Martinek
October 17, 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.

Data shows that the proportion of youth of color receiving court dispositions grew substantially between 2002 and 2012 and the Campaign for Youth Justice believes the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) can help.

David Domenici, Director of the Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings, writes that youths in the juvenile justice system are eligible for Pell Grants, although they are often told they are not.

The John Howard Association of Illinois recently published a report introducing ways to reform the criminal justice system for youths prosecuted for serious offenses.

A community forum in Watsonville, CA gathered community members, Watsonville police, Watsonville Mayor Karina Cervantez, leaders of the Pajaro Valley Unified School District and others to talk about juvenile justice problems and potential solutions.

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held for a new family court building in Philadelphia.

The Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice made recommendations to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) on federal juvenile justice policy.