Closing of Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility both emotional and hopeful

Posted by Darlene Conroy
March 31, 2017

Written by Veronica Coons, Tribune staff

Staff members of Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility, their families and members of the corrections community released balloons at the

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National Recognition of Staff and Youths from the Barbara Allen-Hagen Award

Posted by Steven Buck
March 28, 2017

The recognition of the Central Oklahoma Justice Center (COJC) as the 2016 Barbara Allen-Hagen award correction facility winner represented a milestone moment for our agency. One of the daily barometers for understanding the significance of this recognition is the faces of the youth and staff at COJC and how proud they are in winning the Barbara Allen-Hagen Award. Public recognition for the staff that the culture change they have been asked to embrace is recognized and valued.

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Corrections Today Article from CJCA on Reducing Isolation

Posted by Mike Dempsey
March 24, 2017

CJCA's Reducing Isolation in Youth Facilities Training and Technical Assistance (RIYF-TTA) program is a project supported through a partnership between the Center for Coordinated Assistance to the States, The American Institutes for Research, the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University and CJCA.

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Not All Heroes Wear Capes

Posted by Kim Godfrey
March 27, 2017

Sports fans know Dwight Howard as Superman for donning a red cape at the 2008 Slam Dunk Contest and winning with superhuman dunks. He became PbS’ superhero last year by inspiring youths in facilities to be their best. Last month, PbS got to say thanks.

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The Barbara Allen-Hagen Award Embraces Teamwork and Community

Posted by Joseph Dominick
March 23, 2017

Winning the 2016 Barbara Allen-Hagen Award solidified for the Florida Parishes Juvenile Detention Center’s (FPJDC) staff and the stakeholders of our region, that our detention center continues to operate at a demonstrable level of excellence.

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