What’s New in Juvenile Justice? November 13 News Roundup

Posted by Patricia Rafferty
November 13, 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 State Governments (CSG) Justice Center and the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators (CJCA) surveyed correctional agencies in all 50 states and reported key findings in Locked Out: Improving Educational and Vocational Outcomes for Incarcerated Youth.

The deputy commissioner of the Philadelphia Police Department, Kevin Bethel, has been working with the Stoneleigh Foundation on a school diversion program to offer alternatives to arrest for students committing low-level offenses.

Jennifer Carreon, a former policy researcher for the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition’s Solutions for Youth Justice Project, and Amanda Petteruti, a senior research associate the Justice Policy Institute, shared with the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE) why temper risk and needs assessments are necessary for positive youth development.

JJIE shared an article from WitnessLA.com about how adult reforms in California can affect the juvenile justice system.

Governor Dannel Malloy’s proposition to raise the age for the Connecticut juvenile justice system to age 20 was inspired by the German juvenile justice system.