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OP-ED: Young People’s Brain Development Gives Us Window for Change

Marc Schindler

We know more today than ever before about what makes young people tick. The field of juvenile justice has benefited from a wealth of serious research on adolescent development and brain science, in part thanks to the groundbreaking scholarship from the MacArthur Foundation’s Research Network on Adolescent Development and Juvenile Justice, which began in 1997. Continue Reading →

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Why the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Reauthorization Act Matters to Cities

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Last week, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., and Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, introduced the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Reauthorization Act of 2014. The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) provides state and local government agencies with federal standards and supports for juvenile justice and delinquency prevention. Continue Reading →

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OP-ED: The Holidays Arrive Early for Juvenile Justice

Jill Ward and Liz Ryan

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. In fact, there are two: Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island. And they've just delivered a big holiday present early this year to the juvenile justice field: the long-awaited update and reauthorization of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA). Continue Reading →

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