News of Interest
News of Interest
April 24, 2017 | by Marjorie Hernandez | Ventura County Star
Data and analysis from an NCCD report on the Ventura County [California] Juvenile Justice Plan will provide a blueprint for the county moving forward, according to Mark Varela, the county’s chief probation officer. The recent NCCD report shows a 58% drop in juvenile arrests from 2008 to 2014 in...
April 10, 2017 | by Jesse McKinley | The New York Times
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the state’s “Raise the Age” law on Monday, making it likely that most arrested New York youth ages 16 and 17 will be sent to Family Court rather than Criminal Court. While the initiative was praised widely, the celebration of protection for juveniles was...
March 15, 2017 | by Mary Hudetz | Arizona Daily Sun
CJ Project reporter Mary Hudetz reports on Navajo Nation policer officer Houston James Largo, whose shooting death at the edge of the largest American Indian reservation in the United States is a tragic consequence of a tribal police department stretched thin. The Navajo Nation covers 27,000 square...
March 6, 2017 | by Mary Hudetz
The CJ Project yielded its first article March 6 with the publication of a report by Mary Hudetz outlining the treatment of incarcerated individuals with mental illness while in solitary confinement in New Mexico. Multiple individuals have successfully sued the state over the conditions of their...
March 2, 2017 | by Eli Hager | The Marshall Project
In 28 US states, a parent can be billed for his or her child’s incarceration. An article by Eli Hager at The Marshall Project outlines this practice and questions its effectiveness. He examines both its dubious cost benefit for agencies and its effects on vulnerable families. To read the article...
February 10, 2017 | by Laurel Eckhouse | The Washington Post
Despite assumptions that using big data helps to remove bias from the criminal justice system, the author of this opinion piece in The Washington Post argues that data-driven tools could exacerbate, rather than reduce inequity. For these tools to work, she states, they must use racially unbiased...
February 1, 2017 | by National Council on Crime and Delinquency
Expertise Includes Public Policy Law, the Judiciary, and Data Analytics The NCCD Board of Directors welcomed three new members at its first meeting of 2017. These individuals bring a breadth of experience and decades of work in their fields to the board. New board member Mark Soler, executive...
January 31, 2017 | by Elizabeth S. Barnert | Pediatrics
The journal Pediatrics published a study in its January issue analyzing the mental and physical health outcomes of 14,344 individuals based on whether they were incarcerated as youth and if so, for how long. The data show that the longer an individual is incarcerated during adolescence, the worse...
January 25, 2017 | by Eli Hager | The Marshall Project
Across the country, a number of reform-minded district attorneys were elected last November. These new DAs are starting to implement changes within the criminal justice systems in their districts, including charging fewer young people as adults and administering less-punitive sentences. The...
January 24, 2017 | by Patrick Marley and John Diedrich | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The ACLU of Wisconsin and the Juvenile Justice Center have filed a lawsuit against the State of Wisconsin alleging poor conditions and the mistreatment of young people housed at two juvenile detention facilities near Wausau, Wisconsin. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of four teens and their parents,...