CJCA Welcomes New Directors in Washington, Illinois and Minnesota.

Posted by Darlene Conroy
March 09, 2017

Marybeth Queral was selected to serve as the Rehabilitation Administration’s (RA) Assistant Secretary on January 1. She has replaced outgoing Assistant Secretary John Clayton, who retired on January 31. Queral has been with DSHS for more than two decades. After beginning her career as a social worker in Alaska, she took a job as an on-call security officer at Naselle Youth Camp in 1994. She was then promoted to Security Manager, then Program Manager, Associate Superintendent and, finally, Superintendent. In that role, she worked with the Department of Natural Resources and the Department of Fish and Wildlife to strengthen historic forestry and aquaculture work programs for the youth at that facility.

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Enhancing our Understanding of Sexual Assault in Youth Facilities: Individual and Facility Level Correlates

Posted by Darlene Conroy
March 08, 2017

Written by Allen J. Beck, Ph.D., Senior Statistical Advisor, Bureau of Justice Statistics and Jessica Stroop, Statistician, Bureau of Justice Statistics.

In 2003, when Congress passed the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), it required the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) to “carry out, for each calendar year, a comprehensive statistical report and analysis of the incidence and effects of prison rape” from a sample “not less than 10 percent of all federal, State and county prisons” (P.L. 108- 79).

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CJCA Affiliate Membership

Posted by Mike Dempsey
February 27, 2017

Dear CJCA members,

I’m writing to make you aware of an opportunity for your staff to join the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators (CJCA) as an Affiliate Member for 2017.  

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Juvenile Justice Information Exchange: Sexual Abuse of Youth in Custody: What Makes a Facility Sexually Safe?

Posted by Mike Dempsey
March 07, 2017


Written by  Wendy Leach and Tina Waldron
 
http://jjie.org/2017/03/06/sexual-abuse-of-youth-in-custody-what-makes-a-facility-sexually-safe/
 
If you work in the world of juvenile corrections, you’ve read the stories: reports of a staff member sexually abusing or harassing a youth in confinement. It has become clearer that this is not a problem limited to just male staff — in fact there is a well-documented trend of young teenage boys being victimized by female staff.

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Utah Public Radio: Is There Racial Inequality in Utah Juvenile Justice System? By Ashley Stilson

Posted by Mike Dempsey
February 24, 2017

Youth of color are treated differently than their white peers, according to a recent report from the American Civil Liberties Union of Utah. The report shows significant racial inequality in the state juvenile justice system, even when youth commit the same crime.

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