Prevention & Services

“We’re Better Than This”: The Prison Kids Documentary and Juvenile Detention

“We’re Better Than This”: The Prison Kids Documentary and Juvenile Detention

Working with court-involved kids and families is difficult but also maddeningly complex. It’s therefore tough to convey what we see and why we think they way we do about reform. We can’t turn to a friend or a neighbor and readily share a simple sound bite that tells the story. A documentary can communicate what we often can’t, and there’s an especially good one on juvenile justice out there right now: Prison Kids: A Crime Against America’s Children (click here

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Thanksgiving in July?

Thanksgiving in July?

Human relationships are transactional, and it’s no disrespect to human nature to suspect that a “thank you” may mean more than “thanks.” The giver may hope the expression of gratitude motivates the receiver to do even more of the thing they’ve just been thanked for. Parents who thank their older son repeatedly for not punching his little brother quite as often know what I’m saying. So, thank you. We started this blog in May of 2014 with no funding and

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40 Years of the JJDPA: Celebrating Accomplishments and Advocating for Greater Change

40 Years of the JJDPA: Celebrating Accomplishments and Advocating for Greater Change

This month marks the 40th anniversary of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA), landmark legislation that provides key protections for youth involved in delinquency and status offense cases. The Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ) and our partners in the Act 4 JJ campaign have recognized this milestone with a number of celebratory and awareness-raising events, including a display in the Senate Rotunda, and numerous op eds and blog posts. We also recently unveiled the “40 for the 40th”

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