City Limits — Program Keeping Convicted Youths Closer to Home Enjoys Success, Faces Cuts

by Wendy Davis March 2, 2018 City Limits … Just a few years ago, it’s likely that a family court judge would have sent Jim to a facility outside New York City. If so, he could have been as far away as Ithaca, Lansing or other upstate locales hundreds of miles from his family in Brooklyn. That longstanding approach was problematic at best, according to … Continue reading City Limits — Program Keeping Convicted Youths Closer to Home Enjoys Success, Faces Cuts

Miami Herald — Florida Juvenile Justice said it Would Weed out Bad Hires. How Did This Guy Slip Through?

IT’S LORD OF THE FLIES CULTURE WITH SOME OF THE PEOPLE THEY HAVE MANAGING THESE FACILITIES.WITH STRONG KIDS CONTROLLING THE WEAK KIDS — AND THE STAFF CONTROLLING THE STRONG KIDS.
Jeffrey Butts, director of the Research and Evaluation Center at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice Continue reading Miami Herald — Florida Juvenile Justice said it Would Weed out Bad Hires. How Did This Guy Slip Through?

AP — Wisconsin Juvenile Prisons Struggle to Change Course

by Scott Bauer October 29, 2017 Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Pandora Lobacz was trying to assert control of her classroom at Lincoln Hills youth prison when she ordered an inmate pacing in front of her desk to return to his seat. “You’re not running this classroom. I am,” Lobacz recalls the boy saying, shortly before he punched the 4-foot-7, 110-pound teacher in the … Continue reading AP — Wisconsin Juvenile Prisons Struggle to Change Course

Juvenile Justice Reforms

  Evans, Douglas (2012). New John Jay College Report Looks at Juvenile Justice Reforms. Reclaiming Futures Blog: News & Information. Portland, OR: Reclaiming Futures, Portland State University. The Research and Evaluation Center at John Jay College of Criminal Justice recently released a comprehensive report that discusses state juvenile justice reforms. “Pioneers of Youth Justice Reform: Achieving System Change Using Resolution, Reinvestment and Realignment Strategies” explores various reform initiatives that have … Continue reading Juvenile Justice Reforms

Pioneers of Youth Justice Reform…

Evans, Douglas N. (2012). Pioneers of Youth Justice Reform: Achieving System Change Using Resolution, Reinvestment, and Realignment Strategies. New York, NY: Research and Evaluation Center, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. In the past three decades, state and local governments implemented a variety of reform strategies to reduce the youth justice system’s reliance on confinement facilities and to serve as many youth as … Continue reading Pioneers of Youth Justice Reform…

The French Prison System…

Kazemian, Lila and Catrin Andersson (2012). The French Prison System: Comparative Insights for Policy and Practice in New York and the United States. New York, NY: Research and Evaluation Center, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. Despite many differences between French and American correctional practices, the two countries have common challenges as well. This report offers a brief overview of the … Continue reading The French Prison System…

Data Informed Strategies for Improving Policy and Practice

With funding from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Research and Evaluation Center at John Jay College of Criminal Justice extended its program of research and technical assistance on juvenile justice realignment, or efforts to shift programs and resources for young offenders away from centralized, state-run facilities and into locally-operated, community-based, and non-residential programs. The Center reviewed the research literature and compiled the results of … Continue reading Data Informed Strategies for Improving Policy and Practice