What’s New in Juvenile Justice? February 26 News Roundup

Posted by Patricia Rafferty
February 26, 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.

Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE) columnist Judge Steven Teske posted an open letter to U.S. Senator Tom Cotton on Cotton’s concerns about removing the Valid Court Order Exception from the Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA).

The proposed Virginia Senate Bill 215 would reduce the use of isolation by using evidence-based practices to rehabilitate youth.

The National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN) and eight other justice reform organizations have posted an open letter to presidential candidates on youth justice reform.

School officials convened last week to discuss the new strategies to build positive school climates and address problematic behavior at the Rethink Discipline Southeast Regional Convening.

The Annie E. Casey Foundation posted a progress check with detailed data on the declining rates of youth confinement.