FAMILY Comes First Executive Summary

A Workbook to Transform the Juvenile Justice System by Partnering With Families

Report

This report provides an executive summary of FAMILY Comes First, a comprehensive effort to analyze and improve the practice of engaging families in the juvenile justice system.

January 1, 2012

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Closing Massachusetts’ Training Schools

Reflections Forty Years Later

Report

This publication recounts a one-day symposium convened in 2011 to remember and reconsider a historic reform campaign — the closure of Massachusetts’ entire network of juvenile reform schools in the early 1970s. The report provides a history of the campaign and its aftermath, summarizes the major themes and ideas presented at the symposium and details the conclusions and recommendations from group discussions.

June 2, 2014

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Youth Violence Myths and Realities: A Tale of Three Cities

The Different Story of Delinquent Youth as Told by the Media and by Juvenile Justice System Professionals and the Youth Themselves

Report

This report examines the youth perspective on violence, life circumstance, and the response of the justice system to a supposed growth of violence among troubled youth. 

February 12, 2009

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The Nate Balis Interview

Interview

Nate Balis, the new director of Casey’s Juvenile Justice Strategy Group, sits down for an interview with philanthropy's Juvenile Justice News.

June 2, 2014

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