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At the end of 2012, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) launched the Juvenile Justice Reform and Reinvestment Initiat
This report is intended to offer a description of a trauma-informed juvenile justice diversion approach with examples of how some states are beginn
Gender-specific somatic interventions can be transformative for system-involved girls who have experienced trauma.
Researchers of criminal behavior are taking a more data-driven approach to community corrections.
This report will explore the process states took to raise their age of juvenile jurisdiction, and show how acts of legislation were part of a proce
This report looks at reforms made by states to keep children out of the adult criminal justice system.
In these records you will find the most recent and the most authoritative articles on the topics, people and events that are shaping the criminal j
This report summarizes psychological and neuroscientific evidence from 26 peer-reviewed studies.
Whether the revelation that the adolescent brain may be less mature than scientists had previously thought is ultimately a good thing, a bad thing,
Our aim in this essay is to examine the behavioral and neuroscience evidence that supports developmental immaturity of youthful offenders.
A 9th grader charged with assault for a spitball. A 12 year old sentenced to life in prison.
In this Article, we summarize recent behavioral and neural findings on cognitive capacity in young adults (eighteen to twenty-one) and highlight se
This publication explains why results from adolescent brain development studies in combination with other research that applies the foundation of t
This is the first thorough systematic scan of the U.S.
This publication covers: risk and needs assessments limitations, definitions, theoretical foundation, two approaches to administering risk/needs as
Risk assessment algorithms used in criminal justice settings are often said to introduce “bias”.
Statistics are organized according to: youth crime; youth in the juvenile justice system--(juvenile court system, referral, and adjudication; juve
EZACO gives users quick access to State and county juvenile court case counts for delinquency, status offense, and dependency cases.
EZAJCS was developed to facilitate independent analysis of national estimates of delinquency cases processed by the nation's juvenile courts.
EZAPOP provides access to National, State, and County level population data detailed by age, sex, race, and ethnicity.
This document is meant to assist agencies and facilities in their PREA compliance efforts.
This Standard is divided into these sections: Prevention Planning, Responsive Planning, Training and Education, Screening for Risk of Sexual Victim
This website provides access to all reports released by the BJS related to juveniles involved in the justice system.
This study surveyed youth in seven juvenile detention facilities.
Transgender individuals are those whose “gender identity” - their personal sense of being male or female - does not match the sex they were assigne
The purpose of this paper is to report new national data on the over-representation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, questioning, gender nonconforming, a
This report and graphical executive summary examines how LGBTQ youth who are incarcerated in juvenile detention and correctional facilities face bi
This Practice Manual [the RED Practice Manual] is an effort to provide practical, concrete strategies for jurisdictions to use to reduce racial and
This [90 minute] webinar discusses how data can be used to help identify racial and ethnic disparities in the juvenile and criminal justice systems
To help you better understand racial and ethnic disparities and how juvenile justice is being administered in your county, state, and nationwide, B
Too many tribal juvenile codes are nearly indistinguishable from adult criminal codes.
This publication covers: the period of first contact and youth of color; the clash over family structure with Northern tribes; Black child during t
Boys and young men of color are overrepresented in all aspects of the juvenile justice and criminal justice systems, at considerable cost to those
Although the United States still leads the industrialized world in the rate at which it locks up young people, the youth confinement rate in the US
Serious juvenile delinquency is a significant and costly problem in the society.
For the past eight years, photographer Richard Ross has been documenting juvenile detention centers across the country.
This groundbreaking study provides data for the first time revealing that adults surveyed view Black girls as less innocent and more adult-like tha
This report highlights the data on girls in the juvenile justice system and the trauma that often leads them there, examines the effect the juvenil
This brief describes the principles of gender-responsive programs, summarizes the literature, and presents highlights of MDRC’s implementation stud
This report describes the implementation of PACE at the 14 centers that are participating in the evaluation.
The toolkit provides effective culturally responsive practices for prevention programs supporting Latina youth who are at risk of placement in juve
America’s youth confinement rate dropped across all racial and ethnic groups during the last decade - and by 40% overall.
This publication describes the eight essential elements of a trauma-informed juvenile justice system.
The Juvenile Justice Research-to-Practice Implementation Resources provide juvenile justice agency managers, staff, and other practitioners with co
This 7-page fact sheet delineates the path from complex trauma exposure to involvement in the juvenile justice system; describes the “survival-orie
Juvenile Mental Health Courts (JMHCs) provide case management and support to youth in the juvenile justice system with behavioral health needs.
Juveniles and adults who sexually offend should be viewed as distinct populations.
News and publications about juvenile justice.