Implementing Evidence-Based Juvenile Justice Reforms

The Urban Institute summarizes and analyzes the effectiveness of the implementation of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's Juvenile Justice Reform and Reinvestment Initiative in three demonstration sites in Delaware, Iowa and Wisconsin.

Youth w/ Sexual Behavior Problems Services Program Grants

Subject: Youth Welfare, Sexual Behavior, Safety, Juvenile Justice | Deadline: June 29, 2017 . . .

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Juvenile Justice System Reform Support Program Grants

Subject: Juvenile Justice, Policy Reform | Deadline: June 29, 2017 . . .

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Juvenile Justice Reform Program Grants

Subject: Juvenile Justice, Youth Crime, Youth Incarceration, Youth Development, Youth Welfare | Deadline: Ongoing . . .

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Raise the Age: Shifting to a Safer and More Effective Juvenile Justice System

This new report from the Justice Policy Institute highlights the growing movement known as "Raise the Age" which seeks to convince state governments across the country to no longer try youth, ages 16 and 17, as adults except for in extremely extenuating circumstances. All available evidence points to better outcomes, more safety and less recidivism for these youth when they are served by the juvenile justice system as opposed to the adult court system.

N.C. Raise the Age Supporters Hope for Change in Law

David Johnson was 16 years old when he faced his first criminal charge in a North Carolina court that considered him an adult.

He remembers being overwhelmed by the proceedings, uncertain of what it would mean to take a plea or to spend years in prison — and to end up with a permanent criminal record. After all, he says, he was just a kid . . .

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Improving Police Work With Youth Program Grants

Subject: Youth Welfare, Safety, Law Enforcement, Youth Crime/Violence, Juvenile Justice | Deadline: May 24, 2017 . . .

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