CJJ Today

28
Jan

Interview with Tina Frundt, Founder of Courtney's House

Tina Frundt, Founder and Executive Director of Courtney’s House recently took time out of her busy schedule to talk with CJJ’s Senior Policy Associate, Naomi Smoot, about her work and her recent appointment to the United States Advisory Council on Human Trafficking.
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07
Dec

Appropriations and Juvenile Justice

As Congress weighs how to spend federal dollars in 2016, it is essential that they not overlook our country’s most valuable and vulnerable resource: our children.
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07
Dec

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: America's Better, But Still Broken, Juvenile Justice System

Every day, it seems, criminal justice reform is in the news, and America finally seems to be taking the mass incarceration crisis seriously. Yet this focus has not extended to the progress made, and problems still faced, by young people caught up in the justice system. Although we are sending fewer young people to juvenile detention facilities, black youth are now even more likely to be locked up than their white peers, according to research collected by the Marshall Project. Unfortunately, this mixed record of progress holds true for our juvenile justice system generally; we've made a lot of progress in the way our justice system treats young people, and yet we still have so far to go.
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07
Dec

Smart Investments: Keeping Kids and Communities Safe

The following is excerpted from a statement by Aeryn Van Eck from Boys Town Las Vegas at a briefing of the U.S. Senate in fall 2015. 
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