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Effective Youth Diversion Strategies for Law Enforcement

Event date: 
Thu, 01/23/2014 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Online Webinar
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and International Association of Chiefs of Police

This 90-minute Webinar will focus on youth diversion programs, including program development, implementation challenges, and successes. Panelists will discuss strategies for law enforcement agencies starting or improving a youth diversion program.

From Courts to Communities: The Right Response to Truancy, Running Away, and Other Status Offenses

This report by Annie Salsich and Jennifer Trone at the Vera Institute of Justice raises awareness about law enforcement responses to noncriminal status offenses, such as truancy, running away, curfew violation, and other risky behaviors.  The resource encourages conversations about circumstances behind youth misbehavior and explores whether courts are equipped to address status offenses effectively.

Tribal Issues Committee Meeting and 2014 APPA Winter Training Institute - Scholarships Available

Event date: 
Sun, 01/12/2014 (All day) - Wed, 01/15/2014 (All day)
Houston, Texas
American Probation & Parole Association

The American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) has a limited number of scholarships available for Tribal Probation Officers to attend the Tribal Issues Committee Meeting and the 2014 APPA Winter Training Institute.  
If you are interested in and able to attend the Institute, please go to and submit your information.  
If you are selected for a scholarship, an APPA staff person will notify you via email.  

School-to-Prison Pipeline Squeezed in Court, in Class, on the Street

Release Date: 
Thu, 12/05/2013 (All day)

Many studies indicate that minority students face harsher punishments than white students for the same school infractions in many schools.  In courts, in state legislatures, in classrooms, and in school board meetings across the nation, activists are fighting to put an end to the school-to-prison pipeline.
Read the full article by Maggie Lee at the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange website.

Presentation at Judicial Conference Applies Best Practices Nationally to Reentry Courts

Release Date: 
Tue, 12/03/2013 (All day)

Northwest Professional Consortium (NPC) Research Associates Anna Malsch and Paige Harrison presented research on drug courts and reentry courts to attendees of the annual Oregon Judicial conference in Gleneden Beach, OR, on Oct. 22, 2013. The session was organized to address questions related to Oregon HB 3194, enacted in July 2013.

Featured Top 10 Drug Court Best Practice: Internal Review of the Data and Program Stats Leads to Reduced Recidivism

Release Date: 
Tue, 12/03/2013 (All day)

In this ongoing column, the Northwest Professional Consortium (NPC) presents the Top 10 drug court best practices, one practice at a time, with a brief discussion of each practice. In this issue, NPC presents the #6 practice in the Top 10 best practices for reducing recidivism.

Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice To Meet

Release Date: 
Thu, 11/21/2013 (All day)

On December 9, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET, and December 10, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET, the Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice (FACJJ) will meet in Washington, DC.

Law Enforcement's Leadership Role in the Advancement of Promising Practices in Juvenile Justice: Executive Officer Survey Findings

This report from the International Association of Chiefs of Police summarizes the attitudes, knowledge, and practices of nearly 1,000 law enforcement leaders nationwide on strengthening the role of law enforcement in the juvenile justice system. 

Changing Course: Preventing Gang Membership

Written by leading public health and criminal justice researchers, “Changing Course” provides principles to help practitioners and policymakers make decisions based on the best available evidence to prevent kids from joining a gang.