Law Enforcement Has a Powerful Role to Play in Advancing JDAI

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A new practice guide and executive summary highlight the importance of training law enforcement commanders and patrol officers on the developmental differences between youth and adults. This knowledge — coupled with a commitment to treating youth in age-appropriate ways — can make a powerful and positive difference in young people’s lives. 

April 17, 2017

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State Leaders Study Virginia Juvenile Justice Transformation

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The National Governors Association is bringing representatives of five states and territories to Richmond, Virginia, this week to learn about Virginia’s transformation in juvenile justice and its specific strategies for reducing juvenile incarceration, an evolution the Casey Foundation has invested in and supported with technical assistance for the past two years.

April 11, 2017

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Casey Names 12 to its Juvenile Justice Youth Advisory Council

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The Annie E. Casey Foundation has selected 12 young adults from across the country to join its Youth Advisory Council. All individuals tapped to serve on the council have personal experience with some aspect of the juvenile justice system, whether it’s probation, detention, commitment, residential placement, incarceration or aftercare.

March 31, 2017

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States See Clear Benefits to Keeping Youth Out of the Adult Criminal Justice System

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Within the last decade, seven states have passed laws to raise the age on juvenile justice jurisdiction. This move is paying off, according to a Justice Policy Institute report, which explores exactly how states implemented this change— and kept more youth at home or in their home communities — without overwhelming their local juvenile justice systems.

March 28, 2017

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Christian Millennials Make Faith-Based Case for Closing Youth Prisons

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A new Casey-funded report aimed at Christian millennials, What Justice Requires: Closing Youth Prisons, summarizes available evidence on why youth prisons should be replaced with more appropriate alternatives. It also suggests steps for state and local action from a faith-based perspective.

March 2, 2017

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Prosecutors Speak on Juvenile Justice Reform

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The Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF) has released a report that suggests possible common ground for collaboration between prosecutors and others working to reform juvenile justice policy and practice. Casey finds that the report suggests possible common ground for collaboration between prosecutors and others working to reform juvenile justice policy and practice.

March 2, 2017

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