What’s New in Juvenile Justice? July 29 News Roundup

Posted by Patricia Rafferty
July 29, 2016

Do you need to catch up on juvenile justice news? We’ve compiled a list of recent news stories to keep you 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 Bridgeport Juvenile Detention Center in Connecticut to reduce the use of room confinement.

The PbS Perspective July 2016 was posted this week; the report focuses on keeping kids safe and promoting positive adolescent development.

A photo exhibition, “In Justice,” on display this summer at the Free Library of Philadelphia shares stories from juveniles in solitary in an effort to end to solitary confinement.

The Forum for Youth Investment hosted a webinar this week on the quality, analysis and proper selection of evidence-based programs, featuring expert Shay Bilchik, founder and director of the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University.

The Oswego City-County Youth Bureau in New York sponsored a court training class for diverted youth to become judges, defense attorneys, prosecutors and court clerks to hear real cases of other youthful offenders as part of the Youth Court program.

Sarah Cusworth Walker, of the University of Washington School of Medicine, shared an opinion with the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE) suggesting a juvenile justice system shift to a grandparent role from the current parent role.