Study of Youth Courts conducted by Hamilton Fish Institute at George Washington University.Read More
Archive for ‘Youth’
The city launched a war on teenage boredom and, after years of cuts, the City Council opened its pocketbook for youth programs. They hired more staff, created more youth programming and threw open the doors to the Zanewood Recreation Center.
A new study shows 42 percent of Brooklyn Park teens are now participating in some …Read More
EXCERPT: Added Police Chief Smith: “There are departments throughout the country, especially police departments, that had big concerns about this initiative, and we were among them.”…Read More
It took awhile to transform an idea into a reality that now aids local law enforcement and juvenile authorities in answering three basic questions needed to fight juvenile delinquency in Cleveland and Bradley County.
The three primary questions Youth Services Officer Nancy Stanfield wanted to answer were: Where are juvenile offenders? What are they doing?
When young people with disabilities end up in the juvenile justice system, they’re less likely to return to youth prisons after their sentence is up if they have jobs or go to school quickly after being released, a new paper says.
However, comprehensive programs that help these youth go from prison to the outside world are …Read More
After years of anxiety, Tim has finally gained the security of an anonymous future. The young man from Antioch committed a sex crime at age 14 and was put on a registry open only to police, but he worried that a federal law might cause his identity to be made public.
That threat has passed. With …Read More
The Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission released a report Tuesday recommending changes to the juvenile justice system that will emphasize rehabilitation and support alternatives to incarceration — a focus shift the commission predicts will produce massive savings for the state’s Department of Juvenile Justice.
The commission highlighted holes in the parole system that stack the odds against …Read More
The law’s willingness to expose kids to adult criminal penalties is downright disturbing, considering how likely kids are to be wrongfully convicted — and in particular, how likely they are to falsely confess. The U.S. Supreme Court has found that the risk of false confession is “all the more troubling — and empirical studies show, …Read More
… Fidler was referring to the Young Men’s Initiative (YMI), a potentially groundbreaking three-year $127 million initiative launched by Mayor Michael Bloomberg with great fanfare last August—and hailed at the time by many commentators as a new, innovative approach to ending the cycle of poverty and educational disadvantage that has condemned thousands of young men …Read More
A study analyzing data collected as part of the federal government’s National Longitudinal Survey of Youth says that by age 23, almost a third of Americans have been arrested for a crime other than minor traffic violations.
Little Rock Police Department agrees, saying the age of suspects for most theft and burglary crimes ranges between 19 and …Read More