Juvenile Justice

Publications

A Pilot Program on Youth Engagement: Lessons from Youth ECHO

A Pilot Program on Youth Engagement: Lessons from Youth ECHO

By Rachel Swaner and Elise White

A report documenting the program planning, curriculum, and evaluation findings from Youth ECHO (Expanding Community Horizons by Organizing), a youth organizing program in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

Interviews

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.

Articles

Adolescent Diversion Program:  The Court System Pilots a New Approach to Young Offenders

Adolescent Diversion Program: The Court System Pilots a New Approach to Young Offenders

NEW YORK, NY, March 1, 2012--In an effort to improve the judicial response to 16 and 17 year old offenders, the Center for Court Innovation is helping the New York State Court System pilot the Adolescent Diversion Program.

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Publications

Adolescent Diversion Program: Research Findings

Adolescent Diversion Program: Research Findings

A summary of the research report The Adolescent Diversion Program: A First Year Evaluation, which examines the first six months of a new pilot program at nine sites in New York State. The impact analysis found that program participation does not increase recidivism overall and is most effective with high-risk youth, for whom it actually reduces re-arrests.

Read the full evaluation

Listen to an interview with the researchers

Links

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.

http://www.abanet.org/dch/committee.cfm?com=CR200000

Links

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.

http://www.ndaa-apri.org/apri/programs/juvenile/jj_home.html

Interviews

Amy Pumo, Child and Adolescent Witness Support Program, the Bronx, New York

Amy Pumo, Child and Adolescent Witness Support Program, the Bronx, New York

Amy Pumo is the director of the Child and Adolescent Witness Support Program located in the Bronx District Attorney’s Office.

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Video

Attendance Video

Attendance Video

A look at the Attendance Achievement Program, a pilot program that offers schools a new tool to combat chronic absenteeism by supporting students and their families.

Interviews

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, who presides over one of nine pilot sites of the Adolescent Diversion Program, explains how the initiative is expanding the justice system's options for dealing with 16- and 17-year-old defendants, who are currently treated under New York law as adults, even for non-violent offenses.

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.

Links

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.

http://www.cwla.org/

Publications

Children Come First: A Process Evaluation of the Nassau County Model Custody Part

By Samantha Moore and Michelle Zeitler

This report presents a process evaluation of the Children Come First (CCF) Program, a problem-solving matrimonial court designed to provide a more effective and child-centered response to high conflict divorce cases involving custody issues.

Links

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.

http://www.childrensdefense.org/

Links

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.

http://www.juvjustice.org/

Publications

Data, Delinquency and Drug Treatment: How Technology Can Aid a Juvenile Drug Court

Data, Delinquency and Drug Treatment: How Technology Can Aid a Juvenile Drug Court

By Dory Hack

A discussion of the web-based case management system designed for the Harlem Community Justice Center. A tool for court planners, this white paper addresses the information challenges unique to a juvenile drug court.

Publications

Drifting Between Worlds: Delinquency and Positive Engagement among Red Hook Youth

Drifting Between Worlds: Delinquency and Positive Engagement among Red Hook Youth

By Rachel Swaner and Elise White

This study sought to understand how teenagers in a low-income and geographically isolated area of Brooklyn think about and engage in delinquent behavior using individual interview, focus group, and survey data.

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