News of Interest

News of Interest

| by Justin Fenton | The Baltimore Sun
In Maryland, more than two-thirds of the youth committed to the adult jail eventually leave without a conviction in adult court — either they are sent back to the juvenile system, or they are found not guilty, have the charges against them dropped or are put on probation. Still, they spend an…
| by Kathy Park | Wisconsin State Journal
In this piece, Kathy Park, Vice President of NCCD, thanks Cynthia Tucker for her Sunday…
| by Frank Stoltze | Southern California Public Radio
The Citizens Commission on Jail Violence has scheduled Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca’s second in command to testify about inmate abuse on Friday, July 27. Undersheriff Paul Tanaka is a little known but powerful force within the department who is responsible…
Although a substantial number of girls are involved with gangs, gang prevention and intervention services are not designed with girls in mind. As Kevin Grant, a service provider working with girls in gangs, notes, “A lot of the [gang prevention and intervention]…
| by Kimberly Leonard | Kaiser Health News
States, in an attempt to cut costs, are increasingly outsourcing health care for inmates to for-profit companies. About 20 states, including Arizona, Illinois and Maryland, have shifted all or portions of their prison health care operations to private firms. Officials in these states…
| The Crime Report
Local police can promote public safety and police legitimacy by actively engaging in prisoner re-entry programs, according to a new paper from the National Institute of Justice. Exploring the Role of the Police in Prisoner Reentry, by …
The child welfare, education, and juvenile justice systems have concurrently created disparate outcomes for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and gender non-conforming youth. For example, Himmelstein and Brückner (2010) uncover evidence that LGBT youth are more seriously punished for the same crimes…
| by Eric Murphy | Care2
New research demonstrates that LGBT youth are disproportionately represented in the juvenile justice system, comprising as much as 15 percent of the general population due to the institutional and…
| by Michael Montgomery | California Watch
With severe overcrowding easing in state lockups, California is winding down a controversial deal with the nation’s biggest private prison operator and will bring thousands of inmates housed in facilities as far away as Mississippi back to California within the next few years. Currently, some 9,…
| National Girls Institute
The National Girls Institute (NGI) reecently announced its Advisory Board members. The board represents a diverse group of individuals who share a commitment to girls and young women involved in the juvenile justice system. They will provide…