Monthly Archives: June 2014

OJJDP Online University

“The OJJDP Online University [U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention] connects the juvenile justice and delinquency prevention community with training events, materials, and resources created by OJJDP’s training and technical assistance (TTA) providers, partners, and other federal … Continue reading

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Effective Juvenile Interviewing and Interrogation Techniques Online Series

A free, online training series about effective juvenile interviewing and interrogation techniques has been released by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). … Continue reading

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Meditation, Mindfulness, and Yoga with Juvenile Delinquents

Facilities are experimenting with teaching meditation, mindfulness, and yoga to detained youth, and some findings are being formalized in academic research papers.  An example was published in the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention‘s Journal … Continue reading

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National Reunification Month — June

The American Bar Association, Center on Children and the Law (ABA) sponsors National Reunification Month each June.  Many states host activities, but none are listed in Indiana.  The ABA National Reunification Month website lists planning tools for reunification celebrations, as well … Continue reading

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Toolkit for Status Offender Reform Webinar

On June 30, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. ET, the Vera Institute for Justice, Status Offense Reform Center will present a Webinar, “Knowing Where You Are To plan Where You’re Going — A Systems Approach to Status Offense Reform.”  The presenters … Continue reading

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Sometimes You Need to Take a Moment

Working in the juvenile justice arena can be very stressful no matter what the role, and sometimes you need to take a moment to ward off compassion fatigue or secondary trauma.  One possible strategy is to take an online class through … Continue reading

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“Fidelity to the Model” versus Independent Thought

One of the big catchphrases right now is “fidelity to the model.”  It has come up repeatedly in different contexts in the last few months.  My take on it is that the phrase can often be replaced with “no independent … Continue reading

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