Juvenile Justice


American Bar Association Juvenile Justice Committee

A program of the ABA Criminal Justice Section, the Juvenile Justice Committee provides training and technical assistance to the juvenile justice community. Its website has areas devoted to current events, publications—including “Understanding Adolescents: A Juvenile Court Training Curriculum," created with funding from the MacArthur Foundation—and topics like juvenile death penalty and juvenile defense.



American Prosecutors Research Institute – National Juvenile Justice Prosecution Center

The American Prosecutors Research Institute's National Juvenile Justice Prosecution Center recognizes that juvenile justice is a dynamic and rapidly changing field that poses new challenges to prosecutors who must assure that juvenile offenders are held accountable for their actions. Among other things, its site provides a compendium of juvenile justice programs led by or involving prosecutors' offices, newsletters, a list of state statutes, and other publications and resources.



Child Welfare League of America

An association of 1,000 public and private nonprofit agencies, the Child Welfare League of America covers a broad range of issues affecting children, including juvenile justice, behavioral health, and child, youth, and family development. An advocacy section lists the League’s current legislative priorities.



Children’s Defense Fund

The Children’s Defense Fund’s mission is to reduce the numbers of neglected, sick, uneducated, and poor children in the United States. Its information-packed website outlines its various initiatives and programs, and contains reports and statistics about American children today.



Coalition for Juvenile Justice

A resource for delinquency prevention and juvenile justice issues, this website offers fact sheets on subjects like American Indian youth and the juvenile justice system and mental health needs of young offenders. It also details the Coalition’s stance on a number of current issues, and contains a glossary of terms and other useful information.



International Juvenile Justice Observatory

The International Juvenile Justice Observatory is an inter-disciplinary system of information, communication, debate, analysis and proposals concerning different areas which affect the development of juvenile justice in the world.



Juvenile Info Network

Part of the official site of the corrections industry, corrections.com, the Juvenile Info Network is intended to “encourage communications among juvenile justice professionals and to foster the development of new reform programs in systems at the state and local levels.” The site contains information on the latest juvenile-related research, legislation and resources.



Juvenile Justice Evaluation Center

The Juvenile Justice Evaluation Center aids in the evaluation of juvenile justice programs or systems. The site offers information on technical assistance and training, as well as program areas, state resources, and publications.



Juvenile Law Center

The Juvenile Law Center is a non-profit legal service that works to ensure that the child welfare and juvenile justice systems provide children with the protection and services they need. The site documents research, legal developments, and child welfare and health issues.



My Courts NY

A web site for young people and teachers to learn about the courts and A web site for young people and teachers to learn about the courts and innovative civic education programs in New York State. The site was created by the Center for Court Innovation in partnership with the New York State Unified Court System.



National Center for Juvenile Justice

A resource for independent and original juvenile justice-related research, on its site the Center outlines its services and provides information on confidentiality issues, the death penalty, parental responsibility and other issues affecting young people in the criminal justice system.



National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice

The Center works to improve policies and programs for mentally ill youth in contact with the juvenile justice system, and uses its site to outline key issues, report the latest news, and offer publications, online training, and other resources.



National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges provides technical assistance and research to help courts, judges and staff address juvenile and family-related issues. The Council's research arm, the National Center for Juvenile Justice (http://www.ncjj.org), is the country's only non-profit research organization concentrating solely on the juvenile justice system and the prevention of juvenile delinquency and child abuse and neglect.



National Council on Crime and Delinquency

The National Council on Crime and Delinquency offers expertise in juvenile justice, criminal justice, child welfare, education, adult protection, and more. Features on its website include access to a multimedia publications library, online sign-up for a bi-monthly newsletter, a frequently updated blog, and upcoming events and webinars.



National Criminal Justice Reference Service – Juvenile Justice

The National Criminal Justice Reference Service is a federally funded resource that offers information and resources in a number of fields, including juvenile justice. Its lengthy list of juvenile justice topics includes subjects like AIDS/HIV in correctional facilities, community-based corrections, drug abuse and crime, grief and grieving, inmate vocational training, and minority overrepresentation.


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