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

Posted by Patricia Rafferty
August 26, 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) announced Luther Hall as the winner of the 2016 Barbara Allen-Hagen Award for Community Residential programs for their efforts to focus on staff to improve overall facility safety.

The Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators (CJCA) hosted a webinar last week entitled "What Trauma-Informed Care Really Means."

The CJCA Summer Meeting was held in Boston earlier this month.

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner recently approved a package of five bipartisan bills aimed at preventing youth from serving longer sentences for first time offenses and reducing recidivism.

U.S. Senator Cory Booker brought juvenile justice to the national spotlight this weekend after hosting a roundtable at Kean University.

A new report by the Movement Advancement Project finds that LGBTQ youth are disproportionately represented in the juvenile justice system and explores how stigma and discrimination factor into these statistics.

The Chronicle of Social Change outlines how the new proposed rules for facilities published last week by the Justice Department will change existing policy by comparing the current standards to the new proposed standards.

The Good Harbor Institute focuses on implementing self-care management for facility staff in the hopes to prevent supervisory staff from experiencing triggers that can lead to stressed interaction with youth.

The Youth Opportunity Center in Muncie, Indiana hosted Mrs. Jahana Hayes, 2016 National Teacher of the Year, earlier this month.

An op-ed featured in the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE) explores strategies to help dismantle the school to prison pipeline for youth.