Juvenile Justice

Interviews

Taking a Collaborative Approach to Addressing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Justice System

Taking a Collaborative Approach to Addressing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Justice System

Tshaka Barrows, deputy director of the Burns Institute, discusses his organization's collaborative and community-centered approach to addressing and eliminating racial and ethnic disparities in the justice system. Barrows spoke with Robert V. Wolf, director of communications at the Center for Court Innovation, after participating in a panel on Race and Procedural Justice at Justice Innovations in Times of Change on Sept. 30, 2016.

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Safer Tomorrows: The Grand Forks Defending Childhood Initiative

Safer Tomorrows: The Grand Forks Defending Childhood Initiative

In this podcast, Kari Kerr and Kristi Hall-Jiran talk about Safer TomorrowsGrand Forks, North Dakota's Defending Childhood Initiative.

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Hospital Seeks to Halt Violence Among Minority Youth

Hospital Seeks to Halt Violence Among Minority Youth

Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital in Binghamton, New York is working with community partners to develop a restorative, strength-based program that will divert high-risk youth from gang involvement as well as violent behavior. At the kick-off summit for the Minority Youth Violence Prevention initiative, Nancy Frank and Ralphalla Richardson discuss how they became interested in partnering with police to help stop the cycle of harm in some of Binghamton’s struggling neighborhoods.

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The Cuyahoga County Defending Childhood Initiative

The Cuyahoga County Defending Childhood Initiative

Jill Smialek and Dr. Jeff Kretschmar discuss the Cuyahoga County Defending Childhood Initative, which  seeks to address violence against children in one of the country's most violent areas - Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Their unique approach includes the creation of an integrated, county-wide screening, assessment, and service system for children ages 0-18 who have experienced violence and trauma.

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To Help Teens Experiencing Dating Violence, Meet Young People Where They're At

To Help Teens Experiencing Dating Violence, Meet Young People Where They're At

Some people mistakenly think that when teenagers experience intimate partner violence, it's less serious than when adults experience it, explains Andrew Sta. Ana,  supervising attorney of Day One, which seeks to end teen dating violence. "There's this idea, 'Oh, teen DV. That must mean domestic violence or intimate-partner violence 'lite'... I think that what's important to recognize about teen dating violence, particularly as it affects young women, is that [the age group of 18 to 24 has] the highest rates of dating violence" among any group, Sta. Ana says in this New Thinking podcast.

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Teenagers Learn about the Law as They Grapple with Cases of Bias & Bullying

Teenagers Learn about the Law as They Grapple with Cases of Bias & Bullying

The Stopping Hate and Delinquency by Empowering Students (SHADES) program is a teen court focusing on bullying and bias incidents. The program is run as a partnership of the Los Angeles Superior Court, Department of Probation, and the Museum of Tolerance. In this episode of New Thinking, David S. Wesley, presiding judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court, and Camilo Cruz, director of community relations for the Los Angeles Superior Court, discuss the growth of the city's teen court program and unique features of the SHADES program.

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Mental Health and Juvenile Justice: A Discussion about QUEST Futures

Mental Health and Juvenile Justice: A Discussion about QUEST Futures

QUEST Futures is a juvenile mental health initiative that seeks to establish a comprehensive, coordinated response to youth with mental illness involved in the juvenile justice system in Queens, New York. Here, researcher Josephine Hahn discusses the findings of an impact evaluation of the program. (February 2014)

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Adolescent Diversion Program in NY: Researchers Discuss First-Year Impacts

Adolescent Diversion Program in NY: Researchers Discuss First-Year Impacts

Co-authors Michael Rempel and Suvi Hynynen Lambson discuss the findings of their study, The Adolescent Diversion Program: A First Year Evaluation of Alternatives to Conventional Case Processing for Defendants Ages 16 and 17 in New York. The study examines the first six months of the pilot Adolescent Diversion Program, finding that diverting youth to services does not increase recidivism rates and, in fact, reduces recidivism for those who would otherwise pose the greatest risk to public safety.

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Taking Responsibility: A Conversation on Restorative Justice and Youth

Taking Responsibility: A Conversation on Restorative Justice and Youth

Dr. Mara Schiff, an associate professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida Atlantic University, focuses her work on restorative justice, community justice, and juvenile justice. Here, she gives on overview of restorative practices and discusses why a restorative approach can be particularly valuable for youth. (October 2012)

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Improving Youth Programming: The Role of Research

Improving Youth Programming: The Role of Research

Angela Irvine, director of research in the Criminal Justice Division of the National Council on Crime and Delinquency, sat down for this podcast interview after participating in a research roundtable on youth courts that was sponsored by the Center for Court Innovation and the Lowenstein Family Foundation on July 18, 2012.  Irvine also discusses research into lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender justice-involved youth.

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Peacemaking: How Native American Elders Use Tradition to Support Offender Reintegration

Peacemaking: How Native American Elders Use Tradition to Support Offender Reintegration

During a visit by the Tribal Justice Exchange to the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation in Washington State, Robert V. Wolf talks with two elders--Matthew Dick Jr. and Darlene Wilder--and a client about peacemaking, a traditional Native American approach to resolving both criminal and civil issues. May 2012

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Child or Adult? Adolescent Diversion Program Says 'Child' is Right Answer

Child or Adult? Adolescent Diversion Program Says 'Child' is Right Answer

Judge Joseph Gubbay explains how the Adolescent Diversion Program is expanding the justice system's options for dealing with 16- and 17-year-old defendants.

 

Kings County (N.Y.) Justice Joseph  Gubbay presides over the Brooklyn pilot of the Adolescent Diversion  Program.Kings County (N.Y.) Justice Joseph Gubbay presides over the Brooklyn pilot of the Adolescent Diversion Program.

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Podcast: An Outsider's Perspective on an Inside Job

Podcast: An Outsider's Perspective on an Inside Job

New York City Commissioner of Probation Vincent N. Schiraldi, who previously ran the juvenile justice system in Washington D.C., describes his journey from gadfly to government insider and the reforms he's been implementing along the way.

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Roxann Pais Cotroneo, City Attorney, Harlingen, Texas

Roxann Pais Cotroneo, City Attorney, Harlingen, Texas

Sarah Schweig of the Center for Court Innovation talked with Roxann Pais Cotroneo, the city attorney of Harlingen, Texas about efforts to launch a community court for youth offenders.

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Podcast: Giving Youth a Voice in Justice Policy

Podcast: Giving Youth a Voice in Justice Policy

Linda Baird discusses the Youth Justice Board, which brings together high schoolers across New York City to study and make recommendations about justice policies that affect their peers.

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