Alternatives to Incarceration
Outlines, in reports and a video, programs that present alternatives to youth incarceration. From the Center for Children’s Law and Policy, “a public interest law and policy organization focused on reform of juvenile justice and other systems that affect troubled and at-risk children, and protection of the rights of children in those systems.”
Gangs and Gang Crime
Defines gangs, gang members and gang crimes, and discusses anti-gang strategies. From the National Institute of Justice, the research, development and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice whose mission “is dedicated to improving knowledge and understanding of crime and justice issues through science.”
Presents a discussion of whether teenagers who commit violent or serious crimes be tried as juveniles or adults. Profiles of four teens who committed crimes and their sentences are included, as well as opinions from judges and lawyers about major issues confronting the U.S. juvenile justice system.
National Gang Center
Features the latest research about gangs; descriptions of evidence-based, anti-gang programs; and links to tools, databases, and other resources to assist in developing and implementing effective community-based gang prevention, intervention, and suppression strategies. From the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Presents a wealth of information on juvenile justice. Click on topics to retrieve a list of relevant OJJDP publications, programs, funding opportunities, events, and other resources. From the U.S. Department of Justice.
Information on how juvenile justice systems are organized in different states. Also includes a variety of publications and external links. From the National Center for Juvenile Justice.
STRYVE â€“ Striving to Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere
Discusses forms of youth violence, as well as risks and protective factors. Includes video lessons on understanding youth violence and protecting your community. From STRYVE, “a national initiative led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to prevent youth violence before it starts among young people ages 10 to 24.”
Think Before You Plea
Documents the collateral consequences, such as barriers to education, employment, and public benefits, affecting youth who have successfully completed a sentence imposed by the court. Click on a state or the federal juvenile justice system to read information on issues such as treatment of juvenile records, employment opportunities, education, and DNA testing. From the American Bar Association.
Juvenile Justice topics can also be found within many of the sites in
the topic, Crime, also found under Social Issues.
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December 30, 2011