Category Archives: Reports

Telling the Whole Truth about Juvenile Incarceration Rates

While a new report finds that juvenile incarceration rates are declining in the United States, there is more to the story than just the numbers.  In this guest post, Jason Langberg, staff attorney with Legal Aid of North Carolina, examines … Continue reading

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Overhaul the Juvenile Justice System: Accountability without Criminalization

A new federally commissioned report led by University of Virginia law professor Richard Bonnie lays out a blueprint to reform the nation’s juvenile justice system to better hold youth offenders accountable, prevent recidivism and ensure adolescent offenders are treated fairly. The report, … Continue reading

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Tough Times for Girls in the Juvenile Justice System

If you’re a regular reader, you know that the topic of girls in the juvenile justice system is one that concerns me greatly.  The title of this post is the title of this short piece by Carrie Johnson of NPR: The … Continue reading

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Growing Up in Locked Down: Youth in Solitary Confinement in Jails and Prisons Across the United States

The title of this post is the title of an important new report issued by Human Rights Watch and the ACLU, which may be summarized as follows: Every day, in jails and prisons across the United States, young people under the … Continue reading

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National Girls Center Releases Findings from Listening Sessions

OJJDP’s National Girls Institute (NGI) has released “Voices From the Field: Findings From the NGI Listening Sessions.” Stakeholders—at-risk or justice system-involved girls, parents and caregivers, and practitioners—who attended listening sessions that NGI held across the nation informed the report. The … Continue reading

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Delinquent by Reason of Poverty — Take Two

  Recently I was in juvenile court with a 10 year-old client.  The charge?  Assault.  The factual basis?  Hitting his sister.  The reason we were in court?  Probation violation.  The basis for the violation?  Failing to complete community service. Yes, … Continue reading

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Meridian Struggles with School-to-Prison Allegations

The title of this post is the title of an excellent article by Maggie Lee at Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, which follows up on the stunning Department of Justice report issued last month on the Mississippi school district. This is … Continue reading

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Families Unlocking Futures: Solutions to the Crisis in Juvenile Justice

A first-of-its-kind report released this past Monday, September 10, 2012, details how the juvenile justice system does more to feed the nation’s vast prison system than to deter or redirect young people from system involvement, and it demonstrates the incredible damage the … Continue reading

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8 out of 10 LGBT Students Experience Harassment, But School-Based Resources and Supports Are Making a Difference

The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network‘s (GLSEN) 2011 National School Climate Survey was released last week.  According to GLSEN researchers, the annual poll — which comprised 8,584 student respondents from all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia — aims … Continue reading

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What We Missed

Apologies for the lack of recent posting; I’ve been off the grid this week.  If you ever find yourself missing the blog, however, please remember to check out the Juvenile Justice Blog Facebook page, as there are frequent links there … Continue reading

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