Category Archives: Status Offenders

Upcoming Seminars and Webinars — January 2015

The National Center for School Engagement will be hosting a 1.5 day seminar, “Evaluating Your Truancy Reduction Program,” in Denver, Colorado on January 22-23, 2015.  For more information, including the agenda and registration information, go here. The National Center for … 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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Interim Study Committee on Corrections and Criminal Code Recommendations for 2015 Legislative Session

The Interim Study Committee on Corrections and Criminal Code published the minutes from the October 6, 2014 meeting, which included several recommendations related to juvenile law: That legislation be filed in the next session requiring that the interrogation of juveniles … Continue reading

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Status Offenders — A Time for Reform?

Indiana is among 39 states who draw status offenders into the juvenile justice system for committing such non-criminal acts as truancy, running away form home, violating curfew laws, and drinking alcohol.  There is a growing movement nationally to encourage those … 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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Resources from the Annual Models for Change Conference

There are a wealth of resources for juvenile justice professionals available through the 8th Annual Models for Change National Working Conference app in the Resource section, all of which is available here.    Each topic includes links to a number … Continue reading

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What To Do About That Runaway — More Status Offender Resources

The Status Offense Reform Center (SORC) of the Vera Institute, in partnership with Models for Change, has published a series of tools to guide system change in how status offenders are addressed by the juvenile justice system.  There is also research … Continue reading

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