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July 27, 2015 |  by Liz Ryan, Youth First! Initiative

Taxpayers, families, and kids are paying for a juvenile justice system that incarcerates tens of thousands of youth every year in the United States.

We aren't getting our money's worth and here's why:

It's costing us billions.

States spend an average of $88,...

July 23, 2015 |  by Erin Manske, Researcher

For most young people who come into contact with the juvenile justice system, their involvement in this system is a small part of their life experience—and that’s as it should be. We have ample...

July 20, 2015 |  by NCCD

NCCD is proud to announce the appointment of Katherine Park as chief executive officer. Park is the seventh leader of NCCD in its 108-year history.

Dr. Ronald Hughes, chair of NCCD’s Board of Directors, said, “There is no...

July 13, 2015 |  by National Council on Crime and Delinquency

Confining youth in secure out-of-home placements has destructive effects on young people, their families, and the safety of their communities. Confinement negatively impacts the development of maturity, impulse control, and resilience. Fortunately, there are better solutions that benefit...

July 8, 2015 |  by National Council on Crime and Delinquency

Making the right decisions for young people who come into contact with the juvenile justice system has critical importance not only for those young people, but for families and communities. In juvenile justice, there are many decision points, every one of which represents an opportunity gained...

July 7, 2015 |  by National Council on Crime and Delinquency

The juvenile justice system was founded more than 100 years ago to keep young people out of the adult criminal justice system. Those who created this new system understood that young people’s needs were different from those of adults: Youth needed supports for positive development rather than...

July 1, 2015 |  by NCCD

NCCD is pleased to announce that Deirdre O’Connor will serve as its new associate director of strategic initiatives. This position is based in NCCD’s Washington, DC, office. In this role, Deirdre will develop and lead large-scale, primarily federal projects that have national scope and potential...

June 29, 2015 |  by Sarah Covington

In a time when politics seem more polarized than ever, criminal justice reform is gaining support from both sides of the aisle. Conditions are ripe for bringing about change, but do we have sufficient workforce resources to support this effort? 

One of the challenges of tackling an...

June 22, 2015 |  by Jesse Russell, PhD

A recent story from Fox News began:

“There’s not much the right and left agree on these days, but one notable exception seems to be criminal justice reform.”

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June 17, 2015 |  by Ahmad Abuznaid, Dream Defenders

Few things are more sobering than a phone call from a severely distressed family member, especially one who is in dire need of your help. You never forget a call like this...