Position Papers



A set of position papers on pressing issues for the juvenile justice and juvenile corrections field.

Aftercare/Transition Services for Young Offenders

CJCA further supports the development and implementation of performance standards addressing aftercare and transition programming for both institutional and community-based programs.

Thursday, January, 26 2012

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Programs for Young Offenders

The Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators (CJCA) strongly supports the juvenile justice/ mental health collaboration model as outlined in the reauthorization of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act as introduced in Senate Bill 678.                                    

Wednesday, January, 25 2012

Girls in Juvenile Justice

The Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators (CJCA) supports an overall approach and philosophy in juvenile justice systems that recognizes and addresses the unique strengths and needs of girls by incorporating gender-responsive service design and delivery.                                         

Saturday, January, 07 2012

Achieving a Balanced Approach to Justice for Youths

The Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators (CJCA) strongly recommends the adoption of a balanced and restorative approach to justice for youths.                                         

Sunday, January, 08 2012

Mental Health Services for Young Offenders

CJCA urges Congress to make federal Medicaid funds available for youths in juvenile institutions...

Friday, January, 06 2012