State lawmakers are looking at changes to the Massachusetts criminal justice system, which could keep teenagers away from adult prisons.

Posted by Mike Dempsey
January 31, 2017

WWLP (MA):   Proposal would expand juvenile justice system above age 18
Would keep most offenders between 18 and 21 out of adult prisons

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PbS Reentry Measurement Standards: Give All Youths a Chance to Start Again

Posted by Kim Godfrey
January 03, 2017

There are few things as comforting as knowing that every Jan. 1 we get another chance to start again – diets, exercise, relationships, school, careers, community, our contributions to society  – all our desires and dreams now possible with a clean slate; the baggage of the previous year is left behind.

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What’s New in Juvenile Justice? December 16 News Roundup

Posted by Patricia Rafferty
December 16, 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.

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CJCA President's Message

Posted by Fariborz Pakseresht
December 19, 2016

Dear friends and colleagues,

It is my honor and privilege to have been chosen to serve as CJCA’s President. I want to thank Sharon Harrigfeld for her steady and inspiring leadership over the past two years. I’ve learned much by observing Sharon and how she helped CJCA navigate through some very challenging times, particularly this past year.

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CJCA Leadership Institute 2016 Meeting

Posted by Mike Dempsey
November 18, 2016

CJCA was honored to have Shay Bilchik, Research Professor and Director of the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform, McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University join us for this year’s Leadership Institute Meeting in Chicago on Oct. 5-7 to deliver the keynote address to the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators (CJCA) members.

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