Category Archives: Adolescent Development

Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice Journal

The Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice Journal is published four times each year and focuses on juvenile justice and school violence prevention.  It is an interdisciplinary publication with an audience that includes those in the fields of criminal justice, education, psychology, social … Continue reading

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National Mentoring Resource Center

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention has partnered with MENTOR: The National Resource Center.  Many resources are available, which include: Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring, which gives recommendations for implementing quality programs based on research and practitioner … Continue reading

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Hopes for the New Year 2015

As the new year begins, here are the hopes for 2015: That anti-shackling legislation continues to spread around the country, including here in Indiana, which would allow detained children to appear without shackles during court hearings unless the judge has … Continue reading

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Mass General Juvenile Justice Neuroscience Program

The Massachusetts General Hospital, Center for Law, Brain, and Behavior, has a number of programs, including one focused on juvenile justice.  “The long-range goals of the juvenile justice program are to promote neuroscientific research that may elucidate the adolescent brain, … Continue reading

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Restorative Justice May Not Work for Many Children

Restorative justice focuses in part on repairing the harm done to the victim and the community, rather than solely on the rehabilitative needs of the juvenile offender.  Often there is a meeting with the victim and juvenile offender during which … Continue reading

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Impacting Our Kids’ Self-Image

I keep mulling over this quote: “As a child he [Channing Tatum] struggled with A.D.H.D. and dyslexia, was prescribed stimulants and did poorly in school. “I have never considered myself a very smart person, for a lot of reasons,” he … Continue reading

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Language Impairments and Attorney-Client Relationships

Any attorney who has been doing criminal or juvenile defense for any length of time will have stories of clients who seemed to participate in the attorney-client relationship reasonably well only to find out far into the process that there … Continue reading

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