Apply Now: Juvenile Justice Train-the-Trainer Opportunity to Develop Frontline Staff

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Now through Feb. 15, 2019, state or local juvenile justice agencies and organizations can apply to participate in a train-the-trainer professional development opportunity supported by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The two-and-a-half-day session — held in Denver, Colo. from May 7–9, 2019 — will focus on the Reimagining Juvenile Justice curriculum.

January 15, 2019

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Rewriting the Playbook for Reducing Juvenile Delinquency

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A growing body of research champions developmentally appropriate strategies for supporting young people who have crossed paths with the juvenile justice system. Instead of promoting surveillance, punishment and intensive sanctions like detention, the latest research supports strategies rooted in patience, encouragement and positive youth development.

December 6, 2018

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Kids Deserve Better: Why Juvenile Detention Reform Matters

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Detention is a pivotal decision point in the juvenile justice process. Even a short turn in confinement can have an outsized influence on court outcomes, and it can also mean profound and potentially lifelong negative consequences for the young people involved, according to research.

December 5, 2018

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Data Tells How Virginia’s Youth Justice System is Headed Toward a Better Future

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A growing number of states are moving their juvenile justice systems away from the youth prison model and toward a continuum of community-based programs. One such state — Virginia — has successfully cut its juvenile correctional facility population in half after just five years, according to a new report issued by the Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice.

February 6, 2019

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