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First Season of Podcast on Immigrant Youth

The JJIE Resource Hub staff are pleased to introduce the first season of “The Hubcast,” our new occasional podcast series. In these brief but informative episodes we will compile and present the latest facts and resources related to timely juvenile justice topics. The debut season of the Hubcast focuses on immigrant youth and the justice system and is available now on the Hub at our Snapshots page. Like our Snapshots, which are produced in partnership with the National Juvenile Justice Network, the occasional Hubcast series allow us to share information, resources and policy directions on current juvenile justice topics that span beyond the topics covered in our main Hub sections. Season one on immigrant youth in the juvenile justice system explores over three episodes the demographics of immigrant youth, relief options, consequences that stem from system involvement, policy recommendations from experts in the field and more. 

Each episode also has a “Show Notes” link, which includes the episode transcript and a list of resources for listeners who want to learn more.

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JDAI Shifts Focus to Overhauling Probation, Increasing Diversion

When the Annie E. Casey Foundation launched the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) in the tough-on-crime era of the early 1990s, politicians were labeling teenage offenders “superpredators” and states were passing laws making it easier to prosecute kids as adults. Rates of juvenile detention were skyrocketing.

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Florida’s Longest-Serving Inmates: They Get Older, Sicker and More Well-behaved

An hour south of Miami, down the street from an alligator farm, a security guard buzzes visitors into the Homestead Correctional Institution. Each guest’s bags are run through a rickety metal detector and he or she is issued a panic button — a portable alarm that can be clipped to a waistband and pressed if an inmate attacks. 

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Rikers: Island of Harm Reduction in State of ‘Forced Detox’

Waiting to be taken to Dutchess County Jail for the last time, Matthew Herring knew from experience he needed something that would ease the pain to come. The 24-year-old from Fishkill, N.Y., anticipated an excruciating detox from heroin. So he grabbed a handful of Suboxone pills.