CJJ Today

17
Sep

Life on the Street Ain’t Easy: What Cities Need to Know to Provide Services to Runaway Youth

The National Runaway Switchboard estimates that on any given night there are approximately 1.3 million homeless youth in America. Thousands of these youth are runaways, minors who left home without permission and stayed away for at least one night. Youth run away from home for many reasons, but often they choose to leave because home is not a safe place –over 46 percent of runaway and homeless youth are victims of abuse or neglect.
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04
Aug

Collaboration between Advocates, Facilities, and Government to Achieve Positive Education Outcomes for Incarcerated Youth

“For these are all our children. We will all profit by, or pay for, whatever they become.” - James Baldwin
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30
Jun

Young, Queer, and Locked Up: LGBT Youth in the Adult Criminal Justice System

In April 2014, a sixteen-year-old transgender girl of color and trauma survivor was placed in an adult correctional facility by the Connecticut Department of Children and Families, which claimed the young woman was too violent to be housed elsewhere. Despite the fact that she had not been charged with or convicted of any crime, Jane Doe remained in the adult prison for two months, much of it in solitary confinement, before being transferred and subsequently placed in a juvenile detention facility for boys.
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16
Jun

2015 Spirit of Youth Awardee Raul Barreto Shares His Story

During the CJJ Annual Conference, Raul Barreto of California was awarded the 2015 Spirit of Youth Award for his personal triumphs, professional achievements, and extraordinary services to others. His acceptance speech was extremely moving and a highlight for all who attended the conference.
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