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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Ohio County Expands Diversion for Youth With Misdemeanor Charges

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The Casey Foundation awarded Lucas County, Ohio, which includes the city of Toledo, a probation transformation grant to test part a new approach in juvenile probation. The Foundation believes that a significant percentage of those youth who would be customarily placed on probation would be better served if their cases were diverted from court.

February 5, 2017

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Juvenile Justice System Focuses on Strengths of Youth and Families in Massachusetts

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A new training curriculum being piloted in Massachusetts focuses on creating strong connections between frontline staff and youth in the juvenile justice system. The objective is to transform the efforts of staff in the system, who make important decisions that directly affect youth and have an opportunity to build on young people’s strengths to improve outcomes.

February 5, 2017

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Honoring Its Roots, JDAI Selects Florida for National Conference

The Casey Foundation will commemorate the 25th anniversary of its Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) during the JDAI Inter-Site Conference in Orlando, Florida. Fittingly, detention reforms in Broward County inspired the creation of the initiative more than two decades ago.

January 5, 2017

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