What’s New in Juvenile Justice? July 1 News Roundup

Posted by Patricia Rafferty
July 01, 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, to share the practices implemented by Florida Parishes Juvenile Detention Center in Louisiana to reduce isolation and room confinement.

PbS also posted additional finalist videos from the 2016 Kids Got Talent Contest, including an accordion performance from a youth at Rogue Valley Youth Correctional Facility in Oregon and a photo essay from a youth at Wasatch Youth Center in Utah.

PBS NewsHour featured the education programs of the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services.

Home on the Range, a residential treatment center in North Dakota, has integrated Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) for a more trauma-informed approach to treating youths.

The U.S. Department of Education detailed major plans to expand mentoring and career training to justice-involved and at-risk youths.

Vermont and California are among the states making reforms to reduce or eliminate the use of direct file in juvenile criminal cases.