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Webinar Highlights Prosecutor-Led Juvenile Justice Reforms


Juvenile justice reformers learning from other experts

A new webinar explores prosecutor-led efforts to reform the juvenile justice system by implementing measures that are less adversarial and less punitive. Prosecutors as Leaders of Reform features three prosecutors from JDAI® jurisdictions who are using the power of their offices to advance rehabilitation, fairness, equity and accountability.

Posted February 25, 2020

On a Montana Reservation, Strengthening Tribal Identity to Prevent Youth Suicide

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For children and families of historically underrepresented communities, evidence-based programs that draw on cultural roots offer the greatest opportunities for success. This realization informs the work of Little Holy One, a project that utilizes a culturally oriented approach to curtail youth substance abuse and suicide at Montana’s Fort Peck Reservation.

Posted February 10, 2020

Educating Baltimore City Teachers and Administrators About Racial Equity

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In late 2019, Baltimore City Public Schools began to educate staff about racial equity and the historic barriers that students of color have faced. The work is part of a broader district policy — adopted in June 2019 — that aims to implement an equity framework, in which officials work to remedy systemic issues that affect students of color.

Posted February 6, 2020

External Forces Affect Efforts to Serve Parents and Children Together

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Two evaluation reports document how communities participating in the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Family-Centered Community Change™ initiative have grappled with broad trends in housing, education and transportation as they pursue new approaches to strengthening families.

Posted February 6, 2020

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Greater Baltimore has significant assets on which to build a more opportunity-rich next economy, but they aren’t being fully exploited. What can be done?