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Some Promising Programs for Girls in Trouble
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…
Programs for Girls in Juvenile Justice
Despite years of research showing that girls require a special kind of programming, here remains a lack of innovative, effective programs for girls in trouble.
The Unnecessary Detention of Undocumented Youth
The intersection of the immigration and juvenile justice systems hampers reform efforts and denies appropriate treatment to undocumented youth.
The Unnecessary Detention of Undocumented Youth
Fact Sheet on law enforcement responses to ICE hold requests for youth in California, Oct. 2009 to Feb. 2013.
Realignment targets adults, but youth system also in flux
“Youth crime in California is at a 40-year low. Looking at the statistics you could argue this is the best-behaved generation on record. Now why that is, we don’t know,” said Daniel…
Shutting Down the School-To-Jailhouse Pipeline in California
CJCJ's Policy Analyst, Brian Goldstein, is featured in the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE) discussing the reform efforts that have happened among policymakers and advocacy groups after…
Nigeria’s evolving juvenile justice system
An article by Iyabode Ogunniran discussing the evolution of juvenile justice in Nigeria was released in the Spring 2013 edition of the Justice Policy Journal today.
Youth Gangs in the Twenty-First Century: Back to the Future, Part II
This is the second in a series of blogs adapted from the 4th edition of Youth Gangs in American Society by Shelden along with Sharon Tracy and William Brown (Cengage, 2013).
Diversion Programs Offer Youth a Second Chance
Diversion programs for youth offenders are blooming within area jurisdictions and are having a positive impact on the criminal justice system and on society, some officials and other experts said.
OP-ED: The Gun Debate, Round 2: Let’s Learn From Young People, Not Demonize Them
"Bad information breeds expedient, ineffective policy, as exemplified by the administration’s surviving gun initiatives..."
Youth rehabilitation bill clears Assembly Public Safety Committee
California’s counties are one step closer to having more resources to treat and rehabilitate youth who have committed serious or violent offenses.
California's Division of Juvenile Facilities: Nine Years After Farrell
This publication reviews the progress DJF has made in implementing Court-ordered reforms, using qualitative and quantitative data from the court-appointed expert in safety and welfare, the Special…
Radio Smart Talk: School Safety
What Sandy Hook [-] did was shine a spotlight on school safety.
Building a local foundation for state juvenile justice success
California counties have increasingly served as incubators for model policy innovation. State policymakers must nurture this bottom-up reform to ensure a balanced approach that benefits our…
Youth incarceration at 35-year low nationally
The Annie E. Casey Foundation released a new report this week highlighting a national 35-year low in youth incarceration with drops across almost every state. Despite this decline in youth crime, it…
Part IV: Trends in Girls' Crime
This is the last of my four part blog series on girls and juvenile justice. Part I provided an overview of the most recent information, Part II discussed the prevalence of histories of sexual abuse…
Institutional setting continues to hinder DJF staff reform efforts
Age-old practices have slowly begun to shift at California’s Division of Juvenile Facilities (DJF) as staff experiment with common-sense reforms, such as positive reinforcement, limiting use of…
Part III: Trends in girls' crime
It was noted in part II of this series that girls who run away from home are often doing so because of sexual abuse at home. As reported in the New York Times an estimated 1.6 million juveniles…
Part II: Trends in girls' crime
As noted in Part I of this series , running away and sexual abuse are much more significant in the lives of girls than boys. Sexual abuse is particularly salient for girls and may well propel girls…
Daniel Macallair presenting at the California Correctional Crisis 2013
On March 21-22, 2013, the Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal, the UC Hastings Criminal Justice Institute, and the California Correctional Crisis Blog will present a symposium adrressing…
Part I: Trends in girls' crime
Meda Chesney-Lind and I are currently updating our book Girls, Delinquency and Juvenile Justice (to be published by Wiley-Blackwell at the end of this year) and in this blog I want to report some…
Appointment of permanent OJJDP director signals a positive step
The White House recently announced the appointment of Robert Listenbee Jr. as permanent director to the federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). OJJDP has not had a…
For Troubled Youth, Prison-like Settings do more Harm than Good
In the early morning hours of May 11, 2011, while sleeping on his living room sofa, Jeffrey Hall was shot dead from point-blank range. The killer was Hall’s son who had a long history of…
CJCJ presents at WSC Conference 2013
On Saturday, February 9, 2013, CJCJ will present at the Western Society of Criminology Annual Conference in Berkeley, CA.
Dan Macallair presents on juvenile justice at Congregation Sherith Israel, Feb. 2
On Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 12:30 pm , the San Francisco synagogue, Congregation Sherith Israel, is hosting a panel discussion on juvenile justice entitled, Rethinking Juvenile Justice: Get…

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