What's New in Juvenile Justice? Jan. 16 News Roundup

Posted by Lisa Martinek
January 16, 2015

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.

Performance-based Standards (PbS) reflects on 20 years of improving conditions of confinement.

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley announced Sylvia Murray will replace retired director Margaret Barber as the Director of the Department of Juvenile Justice.

Chuck Grassley, U.S. Senator from Iowa, includes juvenile justice reform as an agenda item he would like to tackle as Judiciary Committee Chair.

PbS releases the first PbS Perspective, which offers a snapshot of the conditions of confinement and quality of life in secure facilities.

Indiana House Bill 1132 would establish a juvenile justice evaluation commission with twenty-two members to evaluate the juvenile justice laws of Indiana.

Illinois Governor Bruce Runner reappointed Candice Jones as the Director of the Department of Juvenile Justice.

Shawn Marsh, chief program officer of juvenile law for the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, writes that indiscriminate shackling in juvenile court should end.