Monthly Archives: July 2014

Should the Juvenile Court Retain Jurisdiction Over Parents During DOC Placement?

Has the time come to change the jurisdiction statutes to allow the juvenile court to order and enforce parental participation orders for community-based services for the family while the child is placed at the Indiana Department of Correction, Division of … Continue reading

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15 to Life: Kenneth’s Story Premieres August 4, 2014

15 to Life:  Kenneth’s Story is a new documentary that will be shown on PBS on August 4, 2014.  Check local listings for exact times.  The documentary will be available online from August 5, 2014-September 3, 2014.  The movie trailer … Continue reading

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Juvenile Justice Jeopardy

Marion County (Indianapolis) has begun using Juvenile Justice Jeopardy to teach children about the law, the juvenile justice system, the possible collateral consequences of their actions, school offenses, and how to interact with law enforcements with respect.  It is a computer … Continue reading

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Policing the Teen Brain

Lisa Thurau and her team at Strategies for Youth have been traveling around the country training law enforcement officers, including in Marion and Tippecanoe Counties in Indiana, about strategies for working with youth in a program called Policing the Teen Brain. … Continue reading

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Elkhart 4 Featured on Nightline Prime July 26, 2014

The Elkhart 4 story will be featured on Nightline Prime on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 10:00 pm ET on ABC stations across the country.  As noted in this prior post, two Indiana juveniles were convicted and sentenced pursuant to … Continue reading

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Detention 101

After attending a few of the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) trainings, it has become clear that some of the stakeholders do not have a clear understanding of detention procedures, which makes the prospect of developing detention alternatives a leap … Continue reading

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“In Their Own Words” — Voices of Youth Transferred to Criminal Court in Ohio

In Their Own Words is a story collection project to raise awareness about youth under the age of eighteen who are facing charges in the adult criminal courts in Ohio.  Full stories are available here.  There is no similar project … Continue reading

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