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| NCCD

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a massive impact on the juvenile and criminal justice systems. Many prisons, jails, and detention facilities are taking steps to alleviate the spread of the virus by releasing individuals early. Consequently, community corrections agencies are bracing for the inevitable increase in their populations and the new challenges it will bring.

| NCCD

NCCD has a number of resources for those who work in corrections and for other justice-oriented agencies. Find them here, and watch for regular updates.

| NCCD | Positive Youth Justice Initiative

The Positive Youth Justice Initiative (PYJI) and the National Council on Crime and Delinquency have published four new briefs that highlight how PYJI’s partners in 11 California counties are accelerating a statewide movement to transform the youth justice system. Detailing how PYJI-funded partners are mobilizing to shape more progressive juvenile justice policies, the fourth brief reports on work to disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline.

| NCCD | Positive Youth Justice Initiative

The Positive Youth Justice Initiative (PYJI) and the National Council on Crime and Delinquency have published four new briefs that highlight how PYJI’s partners in 11 California counties are accelerating a statewide movement to transform the youth justice system. Detailing how PYJI-funded partners are mobilizing to shape more progressive juvenile justice policies, the third brief highlights youth involvement in PYJI.

| NCCD | Positive Youth Justice Initiative

The Positive Youth Justice Initiative (PYJI) and the National Council on Crime and Delinquency have published four new briefs that highlight how PYJI’s partners in 11 California counties are accelerating a statewide movement to transform the youth justice system. Detailing how PYJI-funded partners are mobilizing to shape more progressive juvenile justice policies, the second brief describes the transformation of juvenile corrections.

| NCCD | Positive Youth Justice Initiative

The Positive Youth Justice Initiative (PYJI) and the National Council on Crime and Delinquency have published four new briefs that highlight how PYJI’s partners in 11 California counties are accelerating a statewide movement to transform the youth justice system. Detailing how PYJI-funded partners are mobilizing to shape more progressive juvenile justice policies, the first brief summarizes policy achievements.

| Caroline Glesmann | Vanessa Patino Lydia

A new brief in a four-part series related to girls in detention summarizes major findings and is designed to help inform policy that considers girls’ experiences in the juvenile justice system. To create the series—and the research it is based on—NCCD partnered with the Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center in Jacksonville, Florida, with support from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund. This brief, titled “Notes to the Field: Girls and Secure Juvenile Detention, Barriers, Opportunities, and Recommendations,” was developed in part to generate dialogue about the harm of systems and awareness of how resources used to incarcerate girls can be redirected to reduce future system involvement and help break the cycles of poverty and incarceration. All four briefs can be found on our website, here.

| Caroline Glesmann | Vanessa Patino Lydia

A fourth research brief from NCCD on girls in detention summarizes results from an online survey of Florida Department of Juvenile Justice staff. The survey sought staff perspectives on why girls are held in secure detention, the needs of detained girls, alternatives to secure detention, and related topics. Titled “Juvenile Justice Staff Perspectives on Girls in Secure Detention,” the brief was created by NCCD in partnership with the Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center in Jacksonville, Florida, and with support from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund. All four briefs can be found on our website, here.

| NCCD and the Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center

A brief by NCCD and the Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center examines why girls arrested for domestic violence-related charges in Florida were not consistently assigned to domestic violence respite beds rather than secure detention. “Addressing Barriers to Using Respite Beds for Girls Charged With Domestic Violence” is the second brief by NCCD and the Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center—both supported by the Jessie Ball DuPont fund—about girls in secure detention in Florida. See the first brief here.

| NCCD and the Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center

NCCD has released a brief titled “Girls in Secure Detention in Florida” to provide insight on keeping girls who do not pose a public safety risk out of the juvenile justice system. With support from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund, NCCD partnered with the Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center in Jacksonville, Florida, to produce the brief--one of several publications released on September 25 with an emphasis on the need for prevention and early intervention services and strategies so girls do not become involved in Florida's juvenile justice system.

| NCCD

The latest report on this project describes evaluation activities of the past six months, analysis of 2018 parent/guardian survey results, and evaluation results to date. The goals of the Title IV-E Waiver Project are to determine whether allowing flexibility in the use of project funds helps California counties better achieve safety, permanency, and well-being for children involved in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems; and to reduce the number of children in foster care while maintaining child safety. NCCD’s study of the project began in late 2015 and is slated for completion in 2020. For a personal take on the study’s latest findings, read this blog post by Dr. Elizabeth Harris, NCCD senior researcher and principal investigator for the evaluation.

| NCCD

The Positive Youth Justice Initiative (PYJI) seeks to transform the juvenile justice system through a broad-based, multi-year effort grounded in the principles of positive youth development and focused on aligning policy and practice with young people’s developmental stages. In PYJI’s current phase, which began in early 2017, community-based organizations in 11 counties across California are receiving funding to advance positive juvenile justice, working in collaboration with local coalitions to develop and implement reform activities. NCCD’s interim evaluation report explores changes in funded partners’ local advocacy environment and community power to advocate for a healthy justice system, with a focus on activities and accomplishments from January to June 2018.