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THIS WEEK IN JUVENILE JUSTICE: Big Challenges Lie Ahead for Juvenile Justice Reform

Cyrus Vance Jr., Manhattan district attorney, participates in a panel discussion on Tuesday at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.

Gwen McClure

Cyrus Vance Jr., Manhattan district attorney, participates in a panel discussion on Tuesday at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.

MANHATTAN DA: YOUNG DEFENDANTS HURT BY BROKEN PROSECUTION SYSTEM

DA Cyrus Vance Jr. says that the business model of how his office operates “does not make sense” and that it fails young, minor offenders who pile up misdemeanors until they face serious consequences in the criminal justice system. >> Read Full Story
Lubow: State of JDAI ‘Robust’ But Big Challenges Lie AheadBart Lubow speaking on the state of juvenile justice at the 2014 JDAI conference in Philadelphia.>> Read Full Story Four Tribes to Create Juvenile Diversion ProgramsWith funding from the MacArthur Foundation the tribes will create early diversion programs for young people. >> Read Full Story

MORE TOP HEADLINES:

Author Nell Bernstein Talks About ‘Burning Down the House’ and Abolishing Juvenile Prisons
The book — based on interviews with youths, their families and experts — should be required reading for anybody working in juvenile justice.

OP-ED: ‘Unlikely’ Alliance Promotes De-incarceration of Young People
Closing facilities is an important step, but quality educational opportunities and adequate preparation for employment are still needed.

OP-ED: The Makings of a Good Juvenile Probation Officer
What happens when a probation officer begins to behave as a police officer?

Revised JDAI Standards Call for End to Unnecessary Solitary Confinement
Amid growing outcry over solitary confinement of juveniles, the Baltimore-based Annie E. Casey Foundation is calling for an end to the practice.


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