A Teenager Didn’t Do Her Online Schoolwork. So a Judge Sent Her to Juvenile Detention. — ProPublica

A 15-year-old in Michigan was incarcerated during the coronavirus pandemic after a judge ruled that not completing her schoolwork violated her probation. “It just doesn’t make any sense,” said the girl’s mother.
— Read on www.propublica.org/article/a-teenager-didnt-do-her-online-schoolwork-so-a-judge-sent-her-to-juvenile-detention

Judges Are Locking Up Children for Noncriminal Offenses Like Repeatedly Disobeying Their Parents and Skipping School — ProPublica

Michigan’s juvenile justice system is archaic. Counties act with little oversight, and the state keeps such poor data it doesn’t know how many juveniles it has in custody or what happens to them once they’re in the system.
— Read on www.propublica.org/article/judges-are-locking-up-children-for-noncriminal-offenses-like-repeatedly-disobeying-their-parents-and-skipping-school

Cambridge publishes juvenile diversion manual for municipalities

The newly published “Police-Based Juvenile Diversion” manual is based on the Safety Net Collaborative, which is a partnership between the Cambridge Police Department, Cambridge Public Schools, Cambridge Health Alliance and the Cambridge Department of Human Service Programs that was initially established in 2007. Together, these organizations provide health, mental health and social services to youth and families in Cambridge with the goal of curtailing youth involvement in the juvenile justice system and connecting them to services before issues escalate to potential delinquency
— Read on cambridge.wickedlocal.com/news/20200619/strongcambridge-publishes-juvenile-diversion-manual-for-municipalitiesstrong

Juvenile Data – Juvenile Placement

This is an excellent resource for Juvenile Data.  There are an assortment of statistical tools available on the website.

“EZACJRP was developed to facilitate independent analysis of national data on the characteristics of youth held in residential placement facilities, including detailed information about the youth’s age, sex, race/ethnicity, placement status, length of stay, and most serious offense”.

Access the Website HERE

Leading With Race to Reimagine Youth Justice

This report explores the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Deep-End Initiative, which is helping juvenile justice jurisdictions safely and significantly reduce youth confinement — especially for young people of color.

In America today, youth of color are consistently overrepresented in courtrooms and detention centers, youth prisons and other residential institutions. This disparity is most extreme for youth in court-ordered institutions — often called the “deep end” of the system — and for youth transferred from juvenile to adult criminal courts.

See the report HERE

Study: Long-term juvenile incarceration fails to decrease reoffending rates — Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice

Intuitively this doesn’t make sense.

It seems more likely that Longer sentences are for more serious crimes or a history of crime and people who violate more serious crime or have a long history of crime are more prone to recidivate therefore juveniles with longer stays will probably recidivate sooner. 

Juveniles with longer sentences are being compared to juveniles with shorter sentencing. It makes sense that the results show juveniles that receive a shorter sentence will have a lower recidivism rate.

A proper experiment would be to divide groups of juveniles eligible for long sentences into two comparable groups where one group receives the full sentence and the other group receives a shorter sentence and see how long it takes for each group to recidivate.

Study: Long-term juvenile incarceration fails to decrease reoffending rates — Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice
— Read on www.cjcj.org/mobile/news/5476

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