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.
This new report form the National Center for Juvenile Justice (NCJJ) takes a comprehensive and statistical look at delinquency and petitioned status offense cases handled between 2005 and 2014 by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction.
Civic Enterprises and the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University released the latest edition of this annual report examining the the progress of the GradNation campaign's goal of attaining a national high school graduation rate of 90 percent by 2020. The figure is currently 83.2 percent.
This recent report from the Institute for Children, Poverty & Homelessness uses data from the Centers for Disease Control's 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey to highlight how many high school students face homelessness and the unique challenges and burdens they face both academically and out of school. A number of policy and practice recommendations are made.
In the Public Interest, an Oregon-based research and policy center, produced this report shining a spotlight on the rampant problem of California charter schools receiving far too many tax dollars and not improving educational facilities or curriculum enough to justify the money. Many had no need for the public money but received it anyway and still others were found to be engaging in corrupt and unethical practices or having discriminatory enrollment policies.
The Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research and the Loyola University Modern Slavery Research Project conducted interviews with a sample of 641 homeless youth from ten cities across the United States and Canada to collect data about the prevalence and nature of human trafficking among the homeless youth population. This resulting report summarized the worrying findings, showing that 19 percent were identified to be victims of some form of human trafficking and more than 14 percent had been trafficked for sex.
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.
The Center for Promise at America's Promise Alliance outlines the effects of adverse life experiences on the development and mental health of children and youth as well as their relation to the poverty level of those affected.
The MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience produced this brief highlighting the latest findings in research on adolescent brain development relevant to the experiences of youth offenders in the juvenile justice. The short brief aims to inform the public and policymakers on how these findings should affect juvenile justice policies regarding the sentencing and incarceration of youth.