Building Alternatives, States Expand Non-Monetary Restitution and Restorative Justice Approaches

Posted by Darlene Conroy
November 02, 2017

Juvenile justice systems all over the country aim to incorporate accountability into their efforts at youth rehabilitation.  Research shows that court-imposed financial obligations can push a young person deeper into the juvenile justice system,

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PbS Kids Got Talent Winner: Inspired Youth from IYC Chicago Shares His Journey

Posted by Jonah Schennum
October 20, 2017

The Performance-based Standards (PbS) State/Agency Coordinators Training and Awards Night in Chicago, Illinois is next week! Participants have been 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. Today, we reveal the winner of the 2017 PbS Kids Got Talent Contest!

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CJCA President’s Message Fall 2017

Posted by Lisa Bjergaard
September 25, 2017

This summer, it seems as though our world experienced more than our fair share of catastrophic events, both natural and created by people.  Every week seemed to bring a new threat; hurricanes, fires, earthquakes, riots, and geopolitical upheaval. 

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PbS Kids Got Talent Group Winner: Youths from Rogue Valley Youth Correctional Facility Wanna Be Like You

Posted by Jonah Schennum
October 13, 2017

The Performance-based Standards (PbS) State/Agency Coordinators Training and Awards Night in Chicago, Illinois is now less than two weeks away. Participants have been 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. Today, we reveal the winner in the Group Category for the 2017 PbS Kids Got Talent Contest!

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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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