What’s New in Juvenile Justice? October 2 News Roundup

Posted by Patricia Rafferty
October 02, 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.

President Obama proclaimed October as National Youth Justice Awareness Month. Learn more about Campaign for Youth Justice’s efforts for Youth Justice Awareness Month (YJAM) on the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators (CJCA) blog.

The Annie E. Casey Foundation held its annual Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) conference this week and released LGBT practice standards.

Kim Godfrey, Executive Director of Performance-based Standards (PbS), wrote about the importance of recognition when agencies are doing things right for youths.

The Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015 has been introduced in the Senate and includes juvenile reforms to help youths during and after incarceration.

Ned Loughran, Executive Director of the CJCA, wrote about Indiana Department of Youth Services’ Joint Understanding and Cooperation Program.

At the National Press Club this week, Education Secretary Arne Duncan spoke about efforts to end the school to prison pipeline.

PbS blogged about some of the unique programs offered to youths by participating facilities.