What’s New in Juvenile Justice? January 22 News Roundup

Posted by Patricia Rafferty
January 22, 2016

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.

Performance-based Standards (PbS) has been selected by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) to develop a new set of standards for juvenile justice agencies and programs to measure and better understand reentry services.

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 the Youth in Custody Practice Model to assist agencies in improving services for youth in residential placement.

The National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice (NCMHJJ) and the Technical Assistance Collaborative (TAC) have published a new report, Strengthening Our Future: Key Elements to Developing a Trauma-Informed Juvenile Justice Diversion Program for Youth with Behavioral Health Conditions, on developing a trauma-informed diversion program.

Christy Daly, Secretary of the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice was featured in an informative Q&A on the CJCA blog.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo included a proposal to raise the age of juvenile justice from 16 to 17 in his “State of the State” speech last week.

A panel at the New Black Arts Movement last Sunday in Brooklyn, NY discussed the benefits of restorative justice programs.