On June 25, 2013, at 2 p.m. ET, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s (OJJDP’s) State Training and Technical Assistance Center (STTAC) will host a 1-hour live chat on disproportionate minority contact (DMC) that will focus on prevention and systems improvement strategies. Andrea Coleman, OJJDP’s DMC Coordinator, will discuss best practices as they pertain to arrests/referrals to court in the juvenile justice setting. To access the chat room, go here.
The National Research Council of the National Academies recently held a public briefing on Reforming Juvenile Justice: A Developmental Approach, advocating for a system overhaul. Here is an overview.
When Kids Behave Like Kids, Don’t Punish Them Like They are Adults, an Op-Ed piece by Tamar Birkhead, University of North Carolina.
So far, there are no meetings scheduled for the Indiana General Assembly interim study committees relating to children’s issues, except the Commission on Education, which is meeting in the Senate Chambers on June 21, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Information can be found here.
To see where Indiana compares with other states on a variety of justice system structure and process questions, see the Related FAQ section of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Statistical Briefing Book. New information is added from time to time and will be designated with a highlighted “NEW!”.
OJJDP has released Juveniles in Residential Placement, 2010, which is a survey of public and private residential facilities comparing information about detained versus committed youth.
The Indiana Youth Institute is offering a free Webinar for those who serve Indiana youth, Youth Development Starts with YOU!, on June 26, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. EST. The Webinar will address staff burnout and challenges with keeping staff motivated and engaged. Register here.
Have a relaxing weekend!