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OP-ED: The Teenage Brain, New Science or the Same Old Prejudice?
- Mike Males, Mar 11, 2014
- Senior Research Fellow Mike Males explores youth development, behavior, and prejudice in an Op-ed featured in the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange.
'Audrie's Law' targets rapes of passed-out teens
- Mar 8, 2014
- Senate Bill 838, "Audrie's Law" would expand the ability of prosecutors to unilaterally charge youth as adults. Is this another example of knee-jerk policy?
President Obama to Youth of Color: You’re on Your Own
- Mike Males, Mar 4, 2014
- Mike Males critiques the President's new My Brother's Keeper initiative, asking why the federal government is not investing in measures to reduce youth poverty.
Kids for Cash
- Randall G. Shelden, Feb 26, 2014
- Senior Research Fellow Randy Shelden revisits his previous examination of the perils of privatization of youth prisons and detention centers.
The Negative Impact of Solitary Confinement on Youth
- Kate McCracken, Feb 25, 2014
- “Punitive segregation” and “therapeutic modules” describe interventions correctional facility staff use on confined youth. These interventions might sound innocuous, but what…
OP-ED: Are Teenage Crime Proneness and Adolescent Risk Taking Obsolete Myths?
- Mike Males, Feb 20, 2014
- Mike Males, Senior Research Fellow is Op-ed is featured in the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange.
Is "Child Prostitution" the Real "Epidemic"?
- Mike Males, Feb 18, 2014
- There are much larger, unmentioned "epidemics" behind what we call "child prostititution" authorities and media splashes are refusing to confront
Millions of new dollars to fight Chicago "youth violence" -- but no new ideas
- Mike Males, Feb 12, 2014
- The new Get In Chicago partnership is raising tens of millions of dollars to "tackle juvenile violence" and wants "fresh approaches." Our first suggestion: stop tackling "juvenile violence" and start…
DJF Update: Need for authentic, integrated reform
- Emily Luhrs, Jan 30, 2014
- California’s youth correctional system, the Division of Juvenile Facilities (DJF), commonly referred to as DJJ, is entering its tenth year under a consent decree to reform its practices to…
What Goes Around, Comes Around
- Randall G. Shelden, Jan 30, 2014
- Senior Research Fellow Randall Shelden reflects on historic training schools as many bodies are found at Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Florida.
CNN, “Experts” Reiterate the Press’s Ethic: It’s OK to Lie about Kids
- Mike A. Males, Jan 23, 2014
- Why do the media erroneously create and publicize misperceptions about the moral development of teens, rather than correct them?
OP-ED: A New Approach Needed for Byrne-JAG Funding in California
- Dec 30, 2013
- CJCJ's Policy Analyst, Brian Goldstein, discusses Byrne-JAG funding in California.
Planning for the future of justice-involved youth
- Kate McCracken, Dec 26, 2013
- Dispositional case planning is the heart of juvenile probation services. It is the art of crafting a case plan presented to the Judge describing the recommended provision of services for the…
Using Community-Based Alternatives to Best Address Status Offenses
- Brian Goldstein, Dec 17, 2013
- What is the best way to address the challenges of youth who break curfew, skip school, or runaway from home? Local justice leaders and policymakers would be wise to support cost-effective and…
CJCJ Newsletter - Interact with new 2012 juvenile justice data
- Nov 25, 2013
- New 2012 youth crime data released, publication on a model youth justice program in Solano County, and our journal releases its Fall 2013 edition.
Knockout game: Videos of the teen attacks go viral; the crime’s not viral
- Nov 20, 2013
- Knockout game: A violent teen prank – seen in videos, but probably still an isolated trend – highlights the need to establish strong connections between young people and their community.
Oakland City Council Considers Youth Curfew
- Nov 12, 2013
- KCBS reports on the proposed Oakland youth curfew which is being considered tonight by the Board of Supervisors.
OP-ED: Why Don’t Youth Curfews Work?
- Oct 14, 2013
- Senior Research Fellow Mike Males examines curfews for young people in an Op-ed released in the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange.
Today on Your Call: Do youth curfews make a city safer?
- Oct 9, 2013
- KALW radio's Your Call discusses the ineffectiveness of curfews with Mike Males, in light of the recent curfew proposal in Oakland, CA.
A Modest Proposal for an Oakland Curfew
- Mike Males, Sep 30, 2013
- A youth curfew has not only proven ineffective, it targets a group that commits less than 7% of Oakland's crime. Why not a curfew that targets the demographic responsible for 80% of the city's crime?
Oakland youth curfew proposed to help fight crime
- Sep 23, 2013
- "It is pretty ineffective," Daniel Macallair said of a curfew. "Most of it is for symbolic purposes. It is kind of the fallback policy for policymakers when they don't know what else to do."
Congregate Care Facilities are a Thing of the Past
- Kate McCracken, Sep 17, 2013
- Photographer Richard Ross documents youth correctional facilities across the nation. This blogs explores why these facilities are an outdated approach to juvenile justice.
Op-ed: Statistical Bigotry is Just Bigotry
- Sep 16, 2013
- CJCJ's Senior Research Fellow, Mike Males, is featured in the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange.
OP-ED: New Hope – Health Care for Justice-Involved Youth
- Sep 3, 2013
- An Op-ed by CJCJ staff discussing how the ACA, often referred to as Obamacare, will pave the way for justice-involved youth to have access to high-quality reentry and aftercare services.
Some Promising Programs for Girls in Trouble
- Randall Shelden, Ph.D., Sep 3, 2013
- In my previous blog I noted that successful programs for girls in the juvenile justice system were rare. In this blog I will highlight a few examples of recently developed programs that show great…
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