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

Posted by Patricia Rafferty
April 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.

The Stop Solitary for Kids Campaign launched this week, as a national effort to promote effective strategies to stop the solitary confinement of youth.

The pilot agencies selected for the Youth in Custody Practice Model (YICPM) were announced this week, and will begin to implement this comprehensive and effective service delivery approach for youth in residential care.

Representatives from Intel Education and World Possible visited Camp Tillamook in Oregon to discuss the use of Intel’s educational resources at the facility.

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed legislation to overhaul the state’s juvenile justice system, with reforms set to increase community-based treatment program referrals and reduce the number of juveniles in custody.

Circleville Juvenile Correctional Facility hosted the Ohio Department of Youth Services’ annual youth basketball tournament.

Research continues to show that probation is mostly ineffective for low-risk youths.

The Act 4 Juvenile Justice Coalition (ACT4JJ) hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill to discuss the importance of reauthorizing the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA).

The Robert F. Kennedy National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice hosted a Dual Status Youth Symposium to address strategies to effectively serve youth involved in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems.