Survey of Police Chiefs Yields Distressing Responses Regarding Juvenile Justice

A new report released by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) takes a look at law enforcement perspectives on young offenders and juvenile justice system collaboration. Nearly 1,000 agency executives were interviewed for the survey, which was supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. According to researchers, nearly four out of five respondents said they believe law enforcement leaders should play pivotal roles in the juvenile justice system.

Mrs. Carolyn’s Cottage

“These are my grandchildren,” said Carolyn McFall, 70, as she flips a spoonful of ground beef in a skillet. Tonight, she’s making her specialty, a dish she calls “hamburger pie.”

Georgia Funds At-Home Juvenile Treatment Program in Rural County

Georgia’s Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) recently awarded the Rockdale County Juvenile Court $150,000 to fund a Functional Family Therapy (FFT) program, a form of evidence-based, at-home treatment for juvenile offenders. Rockdale is among several counties that applied earlier this year for the CJCC’s statewide Juvenile Justice Incentive Grant Program, which is intended to fund local alternatives to juvenile detention. In total, the grant program awarded nearly $4 million to 16 counties through the sweeping juvenile justice reform package passed earlier this year by the Georgia legislature. The county is among the top 18 in Georgia for committing youth to state Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) facilities. About 30 families are expected to receive FFT services when the program begins Oct.