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Juvenile Justice in News & Research

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In the News

October 2023

Juvenile Justice bills pass in Michigan House, Senate- ABC 57

August 2023

Unveiling the treatment inside juvenile detention centers- Illinois Public Radio

July 2023

Children face solitary confinement in cells at Illinois juvenile detention facility, ACLU says – ABC News

June 2023

St. Paul crime victims work with lawmakers on new juvenile justice concept- CBS News Minnesota

May 2023

General Assembly approves criminal sentencing reforms for minors- Capitol News Illinois

April 2023

East St. Louis teacher surprised with Illinois’ highest honor for educatorsBelleville News-Democrat

March 2023

Gov. Pritzker Announces Recommendations From Children's Behavioral Health Transformation Initiative- Riverbender.com

Officials hold first-ever review of IL pretrial juvenile detention systemWCPT 820 Radio

February 2023

Celebrating Black History Month: Larry Roberts Jr.'s barber instruction program guides young men toward a better life  -CBS 2 Chicago

December 2022

Redeploy Illinois: A Model for Juvenile Justice Reform - Public News Service

November 2022

Bill would smooth way toward juvenile record expungements- Pittsburgh Post Gazette

A lifelong commitment to vulnerable youth - University of Minnesota Twin Cities

October 2022

Presidential Proclamation: National Youth Justice Action Month 

September 2022

State rolls out program to keep youth out of juvenile court- New Hampshire Union Leader

Early data suggests program can reduce recidivism in King County - Kent Reporter

August 2022

HBCUs are building a new prison-to-college pipeline- - National Public Radio

IL Juvenile Justice Groups Press to Raise Age for Pre-trial DetentionPublic News Service

In Research

October 2023

Are Younger Generations Committing Less Crime? -Public Policy Institute of California

September 2023

Georgetown University Center for Juvenile Justice Reform Report: Supporting High-Needs Youth at Home and in the Community

July 2023

SIU researcher’s team advocates for new assessment, treatment approach for juvenile sex offenders-Southern Illinois University

June 2023

Kids, Trauma and Mental Health- PBS

May 2023

Abuse & neglect put kids on fast track to crime- James Cook University

April 2023

Trauma-informed education could improve outcomes for justice-involved Black adolescentsRutgers University

March 2023

Balancing incentives and sanctions to achieve youth justice progress - John Tuell, Robert F. Kennedy National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice 

February 2023

Innovative Intervention Addresses Youth Suicide Risk in the Juvenile Justice System - Columbia University Dept. of Psychiatry

January 2023

'Children of the State' examines the American juvenile justice system -National Public Radio Book Review

December 2022

NCLD Calls for Juvenile Justice Reform with a New Report, Unlocking Futures: Youth with Learning Disabilities & the Juvenile Justice System - National Center for Learning Disabilities

Leadership Fellow creates guide to juvenile justice system- Elon University

November 2022

Virginia youth from areas with high rates of crime and economic disadvantage are at the highest risk of recidivism, VCU study finds- Virginia Commonwealth University

October 2022

Juvenile Justice Researcher Studies Singapore Reentry Program- University of Nebraska Omaha

September 2022

Congressional Panel debates federal role in preventing youth incarceration - Florida Phoenix

Core principles of Evidence Based Practices to reduce recidivism- Carey Group Consulting and Publishing

Combining eight scientifically-proven principles when using evidence-based practices has been shown to result in a greater reduction of criminal recidivism. View our infographic below to learn about these eight principles.  

August 2022

Minorities are less likely than whites to bypass courts for community-based rehabilitation, new analysis findsJuvenile Justice Information Exchange