What Are Status Offenses and Why Do They Matter?

…; are not crimes, but they are prohibited under the law because of a youth’s status as a minor. While status ... offenses are not serious offenses, they can have serious consequences for youth. What are status offenses ... placing youth with juvenile status offenses in secure detention or locked confinement. States that do hold ... of status offenders core requirement — is meant to encourage states to divert youth with status

April 6, 2019

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Twelve Named to Casey's Juvenile Justice Youth Advisory Council

…of its 2019–21 Juvenile Justice Youth Advisory Council. Since launching in 2015, the council ... that advances the youth justice field. “The council has helped me grow personally and professionally ... youth organization and motivational speaking group.” The new members — all between the ages ... to broaden the group’s reach — two members are also representing the local youth councils

May 3, 2019

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Youth Correctional Leaders Launch Campaign to Close Juvenile Prisons

…of the Delaware Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families and Phyllis Becker, the former ... to close the nation’s remaining youth prisons and replace them with more effective interventions ... . The members of the newly formed Youth Correctional Leaders for Justice (YCLJ) — supported by the Annie E ... officials and advocates working to end the youth prison model. They will share their expertise in shutting

April 10, 2019

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Five Things to Know About the New Juvenile Justice Act

…found guilty by a judge of committing a delinquent act and one parent of a youth adjudicated in this way ... ; school-based offenses; pregnant youth in custody; and child abuse and neglect reports related to youth ... Act (JJDPA) set new standards for jurisdictions to treat youth in ways appropriate for their age ... , to reduce discrimination and disparate outcomes for youth of color and to provide a continuum of services

February 8, 2019

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Lessons From New York City’s Efforts to Close Youth Prisons

…The growing number of states and counties looking to replace youth incarceration with more ... and missteps, according to a new case study funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Moving Beyond Youth ... youth justice system over the last decade, following a U.S. Justice Department investigation ... and established small local residential programs. Read about the momentum building in states to end the youth

March 16, 2019

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Webinar Explores Using Family First Act to Improve Outcomes for Tribal Families

…American children and families who become involved in child welfare systems. The webinar — part ... children, youth and families. Register Today What: Engaging Tribal Mothers With Tradition: Family First ... , to examine how child welfare leaders can leverage the federal Family First Prevention Services Act ... Experts from Casey Family Programs The Leading With Evidence series explores how child welfare leaders

June 27, 2019

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A Spotlight on Sector Strategies: Connecting Youth With Work

…, child care and transportation — can seem impossible. Fortunately, sector-based workforce ... specialists to support LEAP participants and other JAG youth. To date, nearly 100 JAG youth have gained ... ; joined forces to help introduce youth to work in high-growth sectors. To date, 37 young people have ... STRIVE New York — offer LEAP youth skill-building and credentialing opportunities in a range

June 24, 2019

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