The Massachusetts juvenile justice system stopped focusing on the bad things kids shouldn’t do and started promoting positive outcomes.
Reforming Juvenile Justice Should teens who murder be treated as adults? by Christina L. Lyons September 11, 2015 … Americans … More
CLOSE TO HOME A JUVENILE JUSTICE REFORM TRIES TO REBOUND FROM EARLY TROUBLES By GABE PONCE DE LEÓN … A … More
Gangs of New York Allegations in Harlem the latest blow to a celebrated anti-violence program by Simone Weichselbaum April 3, … More
Positive Youth Justice: Curbing Crime, Building Assets By John Kelly February 9, 2015 Underneath the tension-laden surface of national politics, … More
Evidence-Based ‘Gold Standard’: Coveted, Yet Controversial by Gary Gately, August 13, 2014 It seemed a throwback to the days of … More
At ‘Wit’s End’: Scared Straight Programs Remain Popular Among Parents Despite Warnings by Elly Yu, May 9, 2014 “I have … More
Equating the deepest end of juvenile justice with “the system” distorts the significance of whatever problems affect the youth in secure care. Young people in secure facilities represent a small proportion of the entire youthful offender population.
Georgia’s Troubled Effort to Reduce Juvenile Crime Legislature’s change to laws in 1994 hasn’t reduced recidivism by Jim Walls, March … More
Interpreting the Juvenile Incarceration Drop by Jeffrey A. Butts, March 20, 2013 Juvenile Justice Information Exchange On March 17, Nate … More
As we celebrate falling incarceration numbers, those of us who work in juvenile justice should take a few moments to contemplate the true origins of the decline. We venture onto thin ice — empirically — if we conclude that incarceration is down because of changes in practice and policy.
DC Reforms Offer Some Kids New Beginning New center models holistic, age-appropriate, therapeutic approaches February 21, 2013 by Kaukab Jhumra Smith … More
In the October/November 2012 issue of Juvenile Justice Update, Marion Mattingly interviewed Jeffrey Butts about juvenile justice policy, practice, research, … More
States Mull Ohio-Style Juvenile Justice Reform by Maggie Lee, Nov 26, 2012 Georgia has room to make its juvenile justice … More
Governor decides—in juvenile justice, city kids belong near home BY ABIGAIL KRAMER January 17, 2012 — If Governor Cuomo gets … More