What’s New in Juvenile Justice? December 11 News Roundup

Posted by Patricia Rafferty
December 11, 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.

Carnegie Hall’s Musical Connections program works with correctional facilities to positively impact youths’ lives. Read about a recent scholarship recipient on the CJCA blog.

The Ohio Department of Youth Services has been seen as a model program in various reports, including a 2015 report by the Coalition of Juvenile Justice (CJJ) on its leadership in deincarceration. Earlier this week, the remaining oversight of the federal monitoring of juvenile facilities was terminated.

Legislators in Michigan are considering the monetary costs of juvenile justice reforms, including raising the age.

Jenny Lutz, a staff attorney at the Center for Children’s Law and Policy, shared her opinion with Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE) on ending solitary confinement in juvenile justice facilities.

Opportunity Youth United launched in Boston, Massachusetts on Thursday as hundreds of youths, youth workers and public officials came together to advocate for increased opportunities for youths.

Lisa Pilnik, Deputy Executive Director of the CJJ, discusses the recent progress and digressions in the juvenile justice system.