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.

Evaluating Cure Violence in New York City

Discussion at a community roundtable organized by the National Academies of Sciences. Also watch the session following the presentations in which Jeffrey Butts and Daniel Webster respond to audience questions. https://youtu.be/IkCFHIlhkiA&rel=0 Read more about the products of the evaluation.

Homicides in U.S. Cities over 500,000 in Population

Note: Data are presented for large cities that reported data nearly consistently from 1985 through 2013. Data Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics, from crimes reported to the Uniform Crime Reports, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Department of Justice. Washington, DC.

Discussing Evidence-Based Policy and Practice

The Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE.org) hosted a Google Hangout (online live chat) between the director of the R&E Center, Jeffrey Butts, and Cynthia Lum from the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy at George Mason University. The conversation covered a number of topics, including the nature of evidence-based practices, how programs or practices become evidence-based, and … Continue reading Discussing Evidence-Based Policy and Practice

Presentation to the 2012 Working Session of the National Summit on Youth Violence Prevention

Presentation to the 2012 Working Session of the National Summit on Youth Violence Prevention, December 2012. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Justice.  Researchers at John Jay College and Temple University designed an online survey to assess the progress of the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention. Based upon the survey results, the efforts of the participating … Continue reading Presentation to the 2012 Working Session of the National Summit on Youth Violence Prevention

Is the Realignment Train Slowing Down?

A recorded webinar  for the National Center for Youth in Custody (NC4YC). June 2012. After nearly two decades of falling crime, down-sizing juvenile corrections and detention is a central theme in a growing number of juvenile justice systems. But, As New York and Texas continue to down-size, California's Governor recently announced a slow-down in his … Continue reading Is the Realignment Train Slowing Down?

Mental Health, Substance Abuse & Brain Development in Juvenile Offenders

Butts, Jeffrey A. (2012). Mental Health, Substance Abuse & Brain Development in Juvenile Offenders. Introductory remarks for a panel discussion at the Tow Foundation symposium: “Kids Behind Bars.” John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Center on Media, Crime and Justice. New York, NY. April 23, 2012. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VJFlislqww