What’s New in Juvenile Justice? June 17 News Roundup

Posted by Patricia Rafferty
June 17, 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) posted another 2016 Barbara Allen-Hagen finalist spotlight blog, detailing the reduction in physical restraints, confinement time and idle waking hours at Ferris School in Delaware.

PbS also posted additional finalist videos from the 2016 Kids Got Talent Contest, including a spoken word performance from Red Wing Juvenile Facility in Minnesota and a cover song from Tillamook Youth Correctional Facility in Oregon.

Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators (CJCA) President Sharon Harrigfeld posted a blog about the upcoming year of transition.

The Ohio Department of Youth Services is celebrating Responsible Fatherhood Month.

The Every Student Succeeds Act makes important changes for youths in the juvenile justice system.

The Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility in Kansas held a graduation ceremony for nineteen youths receiving high school diplomas, GED certificates and vocational certificates.

Administrative leaders in Utah announced the formation of a Juvenile Justice Working Group to examine the current system to make recommendations for the 2017 legislative session.

Colorado and Los Angeles County in California recently set monumental restrictions on solitary confinement of youth.

Following the changes on solitary confinement in Los Angeles County, youths are engaging in art projects to redesign the former special housing units.