Interacting with Kids in the Juvenile Justice System

The Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE) interviewed several professionals attending the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative’s 25th anniversary celebration in Orlando, Florida.

Multiple research methods for evidence generation

This chapter describes tools for researchers to address the tasks of problem definition, measurement, causal processes, and generalization. We begin with an extended example of developing practice-based evidence in community-based youth justice organizations in New York City.

Feds Say One of Chicago’s Last ‘Violence Interrupters’ Was Really a Gang Leader

Francisco Sanchez said his days as a gang leader on Chicago’s West Side were over. At 50, he said he had seen numerous lives ruined by violence — young people losing the best years of their lives to prison; children left without parents in the name of petty disputes and turf wars. That’s why he became something else: a leader in an organization committed to ending gun violence.

Juveniles Lead Adults in Declining Rate of Drug Crime

Based on statistics compiled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and disseminated by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) within the U.S. Department of Justice, the national decline in arrests for drug offenses since the 1990s was more prolonged among juveniles than it was among adults age 18 and older.

A ridiculous story from CBS News

Short sound bite in a story about a Florida sheriff’s office using game show-style videos to notify local offenders with outstanding warrants.

Savings Rate

Community-based services provided by Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. may generate considerable savings by reducing the need for commitment and out-of-home placement among court-involved youth.

WRVA News Radio

Interview on WRVA NewsRadio with host Jimmy Barrett about immigration and crime.

NationSwell

The Massachusetts juvenile justice system stopped focusing on the bad things kids shouldn’t do and started promoting positive outcomes.

The Trace

There is a constant struggle between street-work models that favor some cooperation with police, and those that favor total detachment, said Jeffrey Butts, a professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice who is studying the effectiveness of Cure Violence. Butts said it’s not necessary to choose one or the other.