CJJ Today

10
Aug

Breaking Down Barriers Between Police and Youth

When out in the field, officers can make common assumptions about “perpetrators” and “victims.” When they do this, they are stereotyping instead of looking in depth at societal issues individuals and communities face. Sometimes law enforcement explain that they are making decisions based on past experiences. However, it is important for law enforcement to understand the social problems and experiences of both “perpetrators” and “victims.”
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21
Jul

Justice for Who? The Intersectionality of Girls in the Foster Care and the Juvenile Justice System

When girls are involved in the foster care and juvenile justice systems, they are often forgotten and left out of the economic wealth models. While navigating adolescence, girls are fighting against systemic inequalities, multiple diagnoses, and violence. Society can’t continue to ignore the gender disparities, otherwise a nation of girls will continuously face early death.
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14
Jul

Let’s All Be a “PLAYER” (Police Legitimacy And Youth Engagement = Results)

I was recently invited to attend the Police and Youth Engagement Roundtable: Supporting the Role of Law Enforcement in Juvenile Justice Reform hosted by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) with support from the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ).
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07
Jul

Young Leaders and Juvenile Justice Reform

The voices, perspectives, experiences, and input from young people who are working on juvenile justice reform are central to CJJ's mission and vision. On August 2-3 we will host our annual Youth Summit, "Agents of Change: Rethink, Reshape, and Reform the Juvenile Justice System."
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