Tag Archives: Adolescent development

National Juvenile Justice Prosecution Center

The McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University will house the new National Juvenile Prosecution Center, which will work in collaboration with the University’s Center for Juvenile Justice Reform, the National District Attorneys Association, and the National Association of … Continue reading

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Criminalizing Adolescent Behavior — The Role of Prosecutors

Criminalizing Normal Adolescent Behavior in Communities of Color:  the Role of Prosecutors in Juvenile Justice Reform, 98 Cornell Law Review 383 (2013) by Kristin Henning discusses the overrepresentation of children of color in the juvenile justice system and the obligations of the prosecutors. … Continue reading

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Understanding the Teenage Brain

For those of us who are continuously baffled by the mysterious workings of the teenage brain, there is a new-ish reference book (January 2014):  Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain, An Inside-Out Guide to the Emerging Adolescent … Continue reading

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Grow Up! — Potential Long-term Impacts From Incarcerating Youth

The recently released National Juvenile Justice Network policy paper, based on Pathways to Desistance study findings, supports Indiana’s Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative that will be rolling out in eleven more counties in 2014.  Specifically, the research found that secure confinement does … Continue reading

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