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OKLAHOMA CITY — Before his death, 16-year old John Leroy Daniel Applegate was secluded from other juveniles in a cell in the Oklahoma County Detention Center.
The teenager also was placed on suicide watch intermittently during his time at the detention center before jailers ultimately found him unresponsive in his cell in April, said County Commissioner Carrie Blumert.
Young girls were once considered the fastest growing segment in the juvenile justice system, but a new study from the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) concludes that, by 2015, arrests involving females aged between 13 and 17 had declined to their lowest level since 1980.
Cuyahoga County Juvenile Detention Superintendent Delbert Williams is no longer working for the county less than a year after he was hired to implement reforms.
Schopen teaches at a juvenile detention center for children serving time for committing felony crimes — assault, burglary, murder, manslaughter, arson. Four out of five students have mental-health or substance-abuse issues and struggle to control their emotions. About half have learning disabilities and are many grade levels behind. It’s hard to imagine a more difficult place to teach.
State has shifted $30 million to fund for evidence-based programs since enacting juvenile justice reforms
LANSING, Mich. — State Rep. Roger Hauck’s plan to end the policy requiring all 17-year-olds to be treated as adults in Michigan’s criminal justice system today was overwhelmingly approved by the Michigan House.
Lansing — The Michigan Senate on Wednesday approved a long-debated criminal justice reform plan that would "raise the age” threshold for automatic prosecution as an adult from 17 to 18 years old.
The Oregon State Senate on Tuesday passed a slate of reforms to the juvenile justice system, including a provision that ends the automatic referral of juveniles facing Measure 11 charges to adult court.
Supporters of a proposal to shut down San Francisco’s Juvenile Justice Center rallied on the steps of City Hall Tuesday, calling for The City to develop alternatives to youth incarceration.
The Casey Foundation has selected 15 state and local juvenile justice agencies and related organizations to participate in its inaugural Reimagining Juvenile Justice (RJJ) Train-the-Trainer Institute this May. The institute’s goal is to accelerate the spread of the RJJ curriculum, a six-part professional development opportunity for frontline staff working with youth involved in the juvenile justice system and their families.
Declaring that “institutions charged with caring for children have a responsibility to keep them safe,” the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) on Monday revoked all 14 licenses issued to Glen Mills Schools, the country’s oldest reform school for boys.
Juvenile electronic monitoring now comes with a new form of potential surveillance.
Legislation being considered in the Illinois House would raise the age for locking up children accused of a crime. Children as young as 10 can be detained under current law. Some lawmakers want to raise that to age 13.
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The City of New Orleans is offering discounts through a ride sharing service for families trying to get to juvenile court or the Youth Study Center.
Any family taking a Lyft to, or from, either location can receive a $5 discount by using the code “NOLAYSC.”
At least 1,800 youths were homeless or unstably housed within a year of exiting those systems, according to the most recent data available.
No other state has made such a sweeping commitment, according to experts, and Washington does not yet know how it will achieve it. But the state has an interest in ensuring today’s homeless youths don’t become the next generation of homeless adults, and officials are exploring solutions.
On Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors ordered the probation department to redouble its efforts to spend down $79 million earmarked for delinquency prevention, and spend a greater share of it on community-based organizations.
Hannah Hill was planning to become a prison chaplain to help women caught in the unremitting cycles of the justice system. But when she taught herself to code to build a simple website, she realized that there might be a more direct, albeit experimental, way she could help the current and formerly incarcerated population.
An 11-year-old accused of fatally shooting an Alton, N.H., couple is the youngest child to face murder charges under New Hampshire’s juvenile laws in decades, perhaps ever.
Chief Spagnolo says car thefts by juveniles is a serious issue in his city. He says last year, 52 juveniles were arrested for stealing cars; six of those juveniles stole cars ten or more times.
Macomb County’s top two juvenile court administrative officials favor legislation that would raise the age for adult criminal court from 17 to 18.