Juvenile Justice

Why Youth Incarceration Fails: An Updated Review of the Evidence

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Though the number of youth confined nationwide has declined significantly over the past two decades, our country still incarcerates far too many young people. It does so despite overwhelming evidence showing that incarceration is an ineffective strategy for … Read More

Application Call: Join Casey’s Juvenile Justice Applied Leadership Network

ABOUT ALN ALN is root­ed in Casey’s Results Count® lead­er­ship devel­op­ment approach and seeks to equip lead­ers with the skills and strate­gies need­ed to advance pow­er­ful, mea­sur­able and equi­table results on behalf of young peo­ple who are fac­ing steep bar­ri­ers to suc­cess. The program’s … Read More

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children© (NCMEC), serves as an information clearinghouse and national resource center on issues related to victims, missing and exploited children and operates a national toll-free hotline. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention … Read More

CBCAP 101: Intro to Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention Programs

The Safe Start Center, ABA Center on Children and the Law, and the Child and Family Policy Associates recently released a new resource, Victimization and Trauma Experienced by Children and Youth: Implications for Legal Advocates.  In this resource, you’ll find: Information … Read More

Victimization and Trauma Experience by Children and Youth: Implications for Legal Advocates

The Safe Start Center, ABA Center on Children and the Law, and the Child and Family Policy Associates recently released a new resource, Victimization and Trauma Experienced by Children and Youth: Implications for Legal Advocates.  In this resource, you’ll find: Information about the prevalence and impact … Read More

Juvenile Justice Resource Hub Adds Racial-Ethnic Fairness Section

Juvenile Justice Resource Hub Adds Racial-Ethnic Fairness Section Developed by the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange and the National Juvenile Justice Network with support from the MacArthur Foundation, the Juvenile Justice Resource Hub provides timely research and information on juvenile justice issues and trends. In addition to sections on mental … Read More

National Disproportionate Minority Contact Databook

Updated May, 2012. The National Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) Databook is designed to give users an understanding of the Relative Rate Index (RRI) and an assessment of the levels of disproportionate minority contact at various stages of juvenile justice system … Read More

OJJDP Releases Updated DMC Fact Sheet-November, 2012

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has published an update to the In Focus fact sheet, Disproportionate Minority Contact. This fact sheet provides an overview of OJJDP’s efforts to reduce disproportionate minority contact (DMC) in juvenile justice systems, … Read More

Juvenile Justice Geography, Policy, Practice, & Statistics Website Features Interactive DMC Dashboards

From Boys to Men: The health and education of Hispanic boys and young men This data-rich report, from The National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families, compares the health and education of Latino boys and young men to those of their … Read More

Child Maltreatment Data Tool

Child Maltreatment Data Available Online The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention has launched an online access tool of national data gathered from the Fourth National Incidence Study of Child Abuse and Neglect (NIS-4): Report to Congress. The NIS-4 data, collected in … Read More