What’s New in Juvenile Justice? October 16 News Roundup

Posted by Patricia Rafferty
October 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.

The Supreme Court is considering whether the ban on mandatory juvenile life without parole (JLWOP) should be retroactive.

Firescience.org has published a resource guide to building trust in law enforcement.

Judges from multiple counties in Indiana visited the Mahoning County Juvenile Justice Center in Ohio for assistance in applying the Crossover Youth Practice Model, for youths involved in both the juvenile justice and child welfare systems, to their own jurisdictions.

Retired Illinois Judge George Timberlake has shared his take on the positive changes in the juvenile justice system and the Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative (JDAI).

Martin Howrylak, a State Representative in Michigan, has introduced a bill to re-open a recently closed juvenile justice facility for youths with mental illnesses.

Looking for a way to get involved in Youth Justice Awareness Month (YJAM)? Check out the Campaign for Youth Justice’s YJAM guide for tips, instructions and sample materials.