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The importance of trauma informed care in juvenile justice [video blog]
CJCJ's Christa Collins discusses what trauma informed care is, and why it is so effective in serving justice-involved youth.   ~ Christa Collins CJCJ Communications and Policy
Positive youth justice: investing in California's strengths
There is a shift taking place in the landscape of California's juvenile justice system.  In an effort to move away from a punitive model which has historically framed youth involved in the juvenile justice system as a liability, a new framework has emerged.  Traditionally, juvenile justice has been rooted in a deficit based approach that focuses on addressing the youth's problem behaviors such as poor decision making or addiction.  By placing emphasis on the acts of delinquency alone,…
San Francisco's Community Approach Towards "Wrapping" High-Needs Youth
San Francisco's Community Approach Towards "Wrapping" High-Needs Youth California Progress Report, July 12, 2012
Pete Brook interviews CJCJ's Executive Director Daniel Macallair
Listen to this excellent podcast by Prison Photography's Pete Brook, interviewing CJCJ's Executive Director Daniel Macallair on the history of the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice and the evolution of criminal and juvenile justice in California. PPOTR #3: Interview with Dan Macallair of the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice by Pete Brook
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…

Violence in America: How can we save our children?

A look at societal attitudes towards youth and delinquency.

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