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Discipline Disparities for Black Students, Boys, and Students with Disabilities

“Discipline Disparities for Black Students, Boys, and Students with Disabilities” from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) analyses the latest school discipline data (2013-14) from the Department of Education’s Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC).

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Principles of Effective Juvenile Justice Policy

The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Juvenile Justice Principles Work Group released its January 2018 report identifying 12 principles for effective juvenile justice policymaking. The report's principles and illustrative examples are intended to help states invest in proven methods of juvenile justice reform.

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Black Disparities in Youth Incarceration

Black youth were more than five times as likely to be detained or committed compared to white youth, according to data from the Department of Justice collected in October 2015 and recently released.

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"Just Kids:

When Misbehaving is a Crime" is an online report by the Vera Institute of Justice that offers a primer on status offenses.

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Delaware

An Assessment of Access to Counsel and Quality of Representation in Juvenile Delinquency Proceedings

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Girlhood Interrupted: The Erasure of Black Girls’ Childhood

This groundbreaking study by the Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality provides—for the first time—data showing that adults view Black girls as less innocent and more adult-like than their white peers, especially in the age range of 5–14.

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GENDER & TRAUMA
Somatic Interventions for Girls in Juvenile Justice:
Implications for Policy and Practice

The Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality
works with policymakers, researchers, practitioners, and advocates
across the country to develop effective policies and practices
that alleviate poverty and inequality in the United States.
Our Project on Marginalized Girls produces original research
and program and policy recommendations aimed at helping
improve health and education outcomes for low-income girls
and girls of color

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Assuring the Future of Developmental Reform in Juvenile Justice

Recommendations from the MacArthur Foundation's final year of its Models for Change Initiative.

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Questioning, and/or Gender Nonconforming and Transgender
Girls and Boys in the California Juvenile Justice System: A Practice Guide

Impact Justice and the National Center for Lesbian Rights developed this practice guide to support California probation departments in meeting their obligation to promote the safety and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, questioning, and/or gender nonconforming and transgender (LGBQ/GNCT) youth in their care and custody.

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Trauma Among Youth in the Juvenile Justice System

The Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Collaborative for Change has a new resource package on trauma among youth in the juvenile justice system. It provides an overview of this issue, guidance on the benefits and challenges of a trauma-informed juvenile justice system, and critical resources.

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LGBQ/GNCT* Youth in the California Justice System

Irvine, Angela and Aisha Canfield. 2016. LGBQ/GNCT Youth in the California Justice System. [Infographic.] Impact Justice, Oakland, CA.

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Increasing State Advisory Group Effectiveness: Building Capacity for State Leadership

In 2013, the National Research Council published Reforming Juvenile Justice: A Developmental Approach, a report that signaled what could be a sea change in juvenile justice policy and practice. Among other things, the report posited that the current juvenile justice system’s reliance on “containment, confinement and control,” which “removes youth from their families, peer groups, and neighborhoods,” is in many ways at odds with what the science shows will work best with youth at risk for, or involved with, the juvenile justice system.

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No Place for Youth: Girls in the Adult Justice System

National Institute of Corrections Releases NCCD-Authored Report on Incarcerated Girls

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The Sexual Abuse To Prison Pipeline: The Girls’ Story

Human Rights Project for Girls | Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality | Ms. Foundation for Women

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West Virginia Takes New Approach to Truancy 17

The West Virginia legislature passed H.B. 2550, signed by Gov. Tomblin on March 26, 2015, which requires school-based interventions to be made before schools can refer youth to court for truancy. H.B. 2550 also doubles the number of absences required to trigger a court referral.

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