YICPM RFA - Cohort II

Posted by Mike Dempsey
March 20, 2017

As you may know, CJCA and the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR) launched the Youth in Custody Practice Model (YICPM) initiative in 2016.  This initiative is designed to assist state and county juvenile correctional agencies and facility providers in implementing a

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The Impressive Top-to-Bottom Makeover of the Massachusetts Juvenile Justice System

Posted by Mike Dempsey
March 10, 2017

Read more: http://nationswell.com/massachusetts-juvenile-criminal-justice-makeover/#ixzz4awQ4jQdc

The state asks what resources, opportunities, services or supports do teens need in order to be able to behave better?

Teenagers make mistakes. They sneak out past curfew to drink at a house party, shoplift clothes, graffiti their names in bathroom stalls, talk back to authorities and throw punches in heated moments. Our juvenile justice system views some of these violations as youthful

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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 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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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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