A Bit of “Light” Reading (and a Webcast)

The Bureau of Justice Statistics has released Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2012. The report contains 21 indicators of school crime, including victimization at the school, teacher injury, bullying and cyberbullying, school conditions, fights, weapons, drugs and alcohol, etc.

Read The Dreary State of Juvenile Mental Health Care, Inside and Outside the Justice System by James Swift, featured on the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange.

Clinical Professor Cyn Yamashiro from the Center for Juvenile Law & Policy at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles published a study, Kids, Counsel and Costs: An Empirical Study of Indigent Defense Services in the Los Angeles Juvenile Delinquency System, in the Criminal Law Bulletin, and authored a related Op-Ed piece in the Los Angeles Times that speaks to the low amounts of government funds being directed towards juvenile defense.

The Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice subcommittees will be meeting on August 12, 2013, from 3:00-6:00 p.m. ET to present draft recommendations on promoting the wellbeing of the youth. Upon final approval, the recommendations will be submitted to the President, the Congress, and the OJJDP Administrator. The web-based meeting is open to the public, but the registration deadline August 9, 2013. The agenda is on the right side of the page.

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1 Response to A Bit of “Light” Reading (and a Webcast)

  1. Pingback: Suicide Prevention Publications Available for Juvenile Justice Professionals | NAMI South Bay

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