Category Archives: Disposition

Guide to Quality Practice for Working with Youth in Confinement

The National Partnership for Juvenile Services, the National Institute of Corrections, and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention partnered to publish the Desktop Guide to Quality Practice for Working with Youth in Confinement.  The Desktop Guide addresses a wide … Continue reading

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Courts and Juvenile Justice Webinar – January 28, 2015

On January 28, 2015, from 3-4:30 p.m. ET, the webinar, “Courts and Juvenile Justice,” will be presented by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of Education, and … Continue reading

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SB 9 (2015) — Searches of Parolees and Probationers

Senate Bill 9 (2015), if passed, would allow that parole or probation rules could include a term enabling law enforcement officers to search or seize parolees (amending IC 11-13-3-4) or probationers (amending IC 35-38-2-2.3) at any time with or without a … Continue reading

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Legg v. State — Application of Juvenile Alternative Sentencing

In Legg v. State (Ind.Ct.App. December 10, 2014), the appellate court takes the first step to address the limits of the juvenile alternative sentencing statutes.  When IC 31-30-4 became law, it was largely in response to the Paul Henry Gingrich … Continue reading

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Youth First — Building a Safety Net For Children in Southwestern Indiana

Staff and supporters of Youth First presented at the Education Outcomes Task Force on November 7, 2014.  The program uses social workers to provide “evidence-based programs that prevent substance abuse, promote healthy behaviors, and maximize student success.”  Programs target children … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Denounced Criminal Penalties for Children

Pope Francis met with representatives of the International Association of Penal Law on October 23, 2014.  During the meeting, the Pope stated that criminal penalties should not apply to children and that “[a]ll Christians and people of good will are … 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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