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Juvenile Justice

Just Kids: When Misbehaving Is a Crime (2018)

This special report offers a primer on status offenses—misbehaviors that are only illegal because of a person’s age and that unfairly land many kids in the justice system.

Family Engagement in Juvenile Justice (2018)

Family engagement in juvenile justice involves establishing a collaborative relationship in which families are partners in both their children’s treatment and in developing the policies, programs, and practices of the system … This literature review focuses on synthesizing descriptions of the rol

Formal, Post-Adjudication Juvenile Probation Services (2017)

Juvenile probation is the supervision and monitoring of justice-involved youth in the community, rather than placement out of the home … The focus of this literature review is on formal probation and services provided to juveniles on post-adjudication probation, or probation as a disposition.

Background Material on 1:8 Staffing Ratios (2018)

This collection of materials for the State of California’s Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) explains why it should support 1:8 staffing rations in the Title 15 Minimum Standards for Juvenile Facilities.

What Legally Prescribed Functions Tell Us: Role Differences Between Adult and Juvenile Probation Officers (2017)

The “current study is built … a divergence between the “legal reality” of the law and the “practical reality” of probation practice to provide perspectives on recalibrating tasks, functions, and policies for criminal justice institutions.

Preventing Homelessness for System-Involved Youth (2017)

A number of strategies are available … to prevent youth from becoming homeless, and this article will focus on three key strategies: coordinated transition and re-entry planning, improved legal representation and sound judicial leadership, including supporting and prioritizing pre-court diversion

Juveniles in Residential Placement, 2015 (2018)

The 2015 Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement (CJRP) shows that the number of youth in placement continues to decline. Between 2006 and 2015, nearly 9 in 10 states cut their rates by half or more.

Review of Trauma Screening Tools for Children and Adolescents (2016)

This document describes eleven screening tools designed to provide information about trauma in children and adolescents.

Don’t Stop Now: California leads the nation in using public higher education to address mass incarceration. Will we continue? (2018)

This publication highlights California’s successful efforts to build public higher education access for thousands of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated students, both in custody and on college campuses throughout the state.


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