What's New in Juvenile Justice? September 25 News Roundup

Posted by Patricia Rafferty
September 25, 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.

The Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators (CJCA) hosted a webinar, entitled Measuring Positive Youth Development, featuring panelists Kim Godfrey of Performance-based Standards (PbS) and Shannon Myrick of Oregon Youth Authority (OYA). View the webinar on YouTube.

Catch up on the reauthorization of the JJDPA with a recap of last week’s Senate briefing.

A Gender Injustice report by The National Crittenton Foundation and the National Women’s Law Center highlights how trauma can affect girls’ behavior and explains the need for trauma-informed care within the juvenile justice system.

Research on the juvenile justice system from the University of Texas at Austin found girls are serving longer sentences in detention than boys. Researchers detail reasons and solutions.

As the first state with a juvenile court system, the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice is implementing new reforms once again.

Joette Katz, the Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Children and Families, describes the policies making Connecticut a leader in juvenile justice and their commitment to continual improvement.