Immigrant Youth in the Youth Justice System: What You Need to Know in 2018

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Recent shifts in U.S. policy have placed noncitizen youth who are involved in the juvenile justice system at increased risk of arrest, detention and deportation. To help juvenile justice professionals navigate this evolving landscape, the Annie E. Casey Foundation has published an update to its 2014 practice guide Noncitizen Youth in the Juvenile Justice System.

February 26, 2018

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Momentum Builds in States to End the Youth Prison Model

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America’s longstanding youth prison model — which emphasizes compliance, control and punishment — exacerbates youth trauma and inhibits positive growth while failing to enhance public safety. Not surprisingly, this model is fading across the nation.

January 25, 2018

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JDAI Sites: Apply Now for New Staff Development Opportunity

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Now through Jan. 25, 2018, agencies and organizations affiliated with a Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative site can apply to participate in a professional development program supported by the Annie E. Casey Foundation called Re-Imagining Juvenile Justice. 

January 4, 2018

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“Illinois Youth Advisory Board Gives Me a Voice that Counts,” Says Ja’Vaune

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By the age of 20, Ja'Vaune Jackson had more than eight years of involvement with the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice. And, during these times, he had ideas about how to make the system better. Today, as a member of the Youth Advisory Board, he's sharing his idea and lifting up other youth leaders in juvenile justice reform.

October 16, 2017

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