What’s New in Juvenile Justice? December 18 News Roundup

Posted by Patricia Rafferty
December 18, 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) and the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy (CJJR) have formed a partnership to develop a Youth in Custody Practice Model to guide juvenile justice systems from commitment to re-entry.

The MacArthur Foundation recommends in a new report that adolescent development research should be the base for future juvenile justice reforms.

Lisa Bjergaard, the Director of the North Dakota Division of Juvenile Services and CJCA treasurer, has been named a Champion for Change in Juvenile Justice by the MacArthur Foundation supported Models for Change: Systems Reform in Juvenile Justice Initiative.

The National Council on Crime & Delinquency (NCCD) have developed a screening assessment to identify youths in the welfare system at risk for delinquency and received promising preliminary pilot results from Los Angeles County.

We wish you a very happy holiday season!