CJCA welcomes new directors in Alaska, California, Oregon and West Virginia

Posted by Darlene Conroy
September 24, 2017

Alaska

Tracy Dompeling has been named Director of the Alaska Division of Juvenile Justice. She has worked for the Alaska Division of Juvenile Justice for over 21 years.  She served as a Juvenile Probation Officer and Probation Supervisor in both rural and urban Alaska and most recently as the Superintendent of the Fairbanks Youth Facility. 

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Solo Guitar from Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex

Posted by Jonah Schennum
September 22, 2017

The Performance-based Standards (PbS) State/Agency Coordinators Training and Awards Night in Chicago, Illinois is now only a few months away. Participants are waiting to see the results of PbS’ annual Kids Got Talent Contest. PbS challenges facilities and youths to share their talents with the country and invites the winner to come perform live at the Awards Night. We received over 90 great performance submissions, and after careful deliberation 14 finalists were chosen. Continue reading...


Reforms Mean Reducing Juvenile Court Jurisdiction for Low-level Offenses

Posted by Darlene Conroy
September 20, 2017

Several states that have reformed their juvenile justice systems in the past few years have, as part of their reform packages, eliminated or limited juvenile court jurisdiction over

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CJCA Summer Meeting held in St. Louis

Posted by Mike Dempsey
September 22, 2017

The Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators (CJCA) Summer Business Meeting was held Aug.18-20 at the Marriott St. Louis Grand where over 40 CJCA directors and designees participated. 

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2017 Barbara Allen-Hagen Award Community Residential Category

Posted by Patricia Rafferty
September 18, 2017

Congratulations again to all finalists for the 2017 Barbara Allen-Hagen Award. The field of applications was so strong that for the first time in 11 years of the award, Performance-based Standards (PbS) expanded the field to include semi-finalists in the correction and detention categories. PbS received three applications in the community residential category and all were finalists.

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