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Models for Change (Washington DC)

  • Eliminating the Practice of Indiscriminate Shackling of Youth

    “Many youth in custody are forced to appear in court shackled with leg irons, belly chains, and handcuffs.

  • Guidebook for Juvenile Justice & Child Welfare System Coordination and Integration: A Framework for Improved Outcomes

    “The Guidebook is designed to help jurisdictions engage in a process to determine what integration and coordination efforts will best achieve impro

  • Dual Status Youth - Technical Assistance Workbook

    While this publication’s title would lead you to believe it is specifically for those with technical assistance from the Robert F.

  • Probation Review Implementation: How Best Practices Meet Everyday Practices

    Results are presented from a comprehensive Probation Review of Louisiana’s Jefferson Parish.

  • Information Sharing Tool Kit - Second Edition

    "[I]t is sometimes difficult for stakeholders, who represent different interests in the system, to come to agreement as to key issues with respect

  • Trends in Juvenile Justice State Legislation 2011-2015

    "Today, juvenile justice reform has become a largely bipartisan issue as lawmakers work together to develop new policies to align sound fiscal resp

  • The Supreme Court and the Transformation of Juvenile Sentencing

    “In the past decade, the Supreme Court has transformed the constitutional landscape of juvenile crime regulation.