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Missouri's Innovative Concept Academy: One Powerful Idea

The Innovative Concept Academy in St. Louis City, Missouri shows how one powerful idea can come to life when you are willing to think outside the box and challenge the status quo.

Annie E. Casey Foundation: No place for kids

Today, the Annie E. Casey Foundation released their newest publication, No Place for Kids: The Case for Reducing Juvenile Incarceration .   It presents a fresh review of juvenile justice in America, and makes future recommendations for improving the system. Highlights include: ~ Roughly 60,500 youths in America are confined in correctional facilities (according to a 2007 census, and not including youths confined temporarily in detention centers). ~ Two of every five confined youths are…

Best juvenile justice practices in motion: James Ranch proves it can be done at the county level.
Santa Clara County continues to demonstrate innovative and effective juvenile justice practices that allow it to serve even its most serious juvenile offenders at the county level, begging the question: why aren't other counties doing the same?  In 2006, Santa Clara County recognized that James Ranch was a failure.  It had extraordinarily high recidivism rates, due to a congregate care model that provided violence and custodial management instead of rehabilitation.  The County sent serious…

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