Some experts believe sending teenagers back to adult jails isn’t a solution to the chaos at the juvenile centers. Jeffrey Butts, director of the Research and Evaluation Center at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, thinks the city and ACS need to rethink forced confinement for young people charged with major crimes. Continue reading NYC Juvenile Detention Staffer Arrested, Fired for Sex with Teenage Detainee
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
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?
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
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
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…