Monthly Archives: February 2014

School-to-Prison Pipeline Analysis Using Civil Rights Data

When discussing the school-to-prison pipeline or “school push-out,” an interesting dataset comes from the U.S. Department of Education Civil Rights Data Collection website.  Simply enter a school, scroll to the bottom to the section labeled “Discipline, Restraints/Seclusion, Harassment/Bullying.”  From there, … Continue reading

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Filming in Juvenile Courts and Detention Centers: the Institute for Juvenile Court and Corrections Research

It can be an eye-opener when the real juvenile process and the real court and detention buildings are documented.  The Institute for Juvenile Court and Corrections Research grew out of a collaboration between the Indiana University Research and Technology Corporation … Continue reading

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Accessibility of Juvenile Court Records Webinar

The American Bar Association is hosting a Webinar Debunking the Myths: Public Accessibility of Juvenile Delinquency Records on Monday, March 17, 2014, from 1-2:30 p.m. ET.  “This webinar addresses the common misconception that juvenile arrest and delinquency records are inaccessible … Continue reading

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Juvenile-in-Justice Exhibit Opening in Indiana

On March 5, 2014, at 6:00 p.m., the photographer, Richard Ross, will be speaking at the Herron School of Art & Design in Indianapolis to commemorate the opening of the Juvenile in Justice exhibition.  There will be a book signing and … Continue reading

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Crisis Intervention Teams for Youth Expansion

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Indiana is targeting six communities around the state to expand the crisis intervention teams for youth.  The goal is to reduce the number of youth with mental health needs who end up in … Continue reading

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No Further Elkhart 4 Comments

Because a few very passionate folks are starting to argue back and forth through the comments portion of this blog related to an earlier post on the Elkhart 4 case, I have chosen to unapprove all prior approved comments to … Continue reading

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Understanding the Teenage Brain

For those of us who are continuously baffled by the mysterious workings of the teenage brain, there is a new-ish reference book (January 2014):  Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain, An Inside-Out Guide to the Emerging Adolescent … Continue reading

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