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

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 [...]

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

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

Wisconsin Juvenile Prisons Struggle to Change Course

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, [...]

Young Adult Justice, Evidence-based Practices, and Recidivism

From a panel discussion on July 15, 2015 at John Jay College, sponsored by the New York City Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice and the Research and Evaluation Center at John Jay College. https://youtu.be/nXG2w6j0oVY&rel=0

Baltimore Sun

Baltimore's New Curfew Takes Effect Friday Unsupervised children must be indoors as early as 9 p.m. by Yvonne Wenger and Colin Campbell August 7, 2014 Baltimore's new curfew — among the strictest in the country — takes effect Friday amid mixed reaction, with some parents saying it could help keep youths safe and experts noting [...]

Current Practice in the Juvenile Justice System

Current Practice in the Juvenile Justice System

Butts, Jeffrey [committee member] with Simon Singer (2013).  Current Practice in the Juvenile Justice System (Chapter 3, pp. 49-88). In Reforming Juvenile Justice: A Developmental Approach. Richard J. Bonnie, Robert L. Johnson, Betty M. Chemers, and Julie A. Schuck (Editors). Washington, DC: National Research Council of the National Academies. Report in Brief Juvenile justice is a [...]

Crime Drop II – Young People are Leading the Newest Violent Crime Decline

Crime Drop II – Young People are Leading the Newest Violent Crime Decline

  Butts, Jeffrey A. (2013). Crime Drop II – Young People are Leading the Newest Violent Crime Decline. Research and Evaluation Data Bits [2013-02]. New York, NY: Research and Evaluation Center, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. During the 1980s and early 1990s, increasing numbers of arrests among juveniles and older youth were [...]