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National Youth Court Center NYCC, at the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA), provides training and technical assistance and serves as an information clearinghouse to youth court programs in the United States Tip 21: Combining Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Treatment With Diversion for Juveniles in the Justice System Treatment Improvement Protocol from the US Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
National Teen Courts of America Certifies and classifies teen court programs National Association for Youth Justice NAYJ exists to promote responses to young people within the criminal justice system which encourage them to take responsibility for their actions while remaining in the community
National Center for Juvenile Justice Dedicated to improving the quality of justice for children and families. NCJJ's primary means of accomplishing that mission is by conducting research and providing objective, factual information that is utilized to increase the juvenile and family justice systems' effectiveness Juvenile Information Network 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 Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice A private non-profit organization whose mission is to reduce society's reliance on the use of institutionalization as a solution to social problems Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse Our goal is to be your one-stop Web site for juvenile justice information, programs for at-risk youth, and employment opportunties within this field
The National Council on Crime and Delinquency The nation's oldest non-profit justice research organization working to attain responsive and effective criminal and juvenile justice systems Juvenile Justice Center Works to improve the functioning of the juvenile justice system by providing education, technical assistance, and information to juvenile defenders and juvenile advocates across the country
Juvenilejustice.com An on-line, bi-monthly magazine serving juvenile justice professionals in all 50 states involved in Youth Services, Human Services, Law Enforcement, Probation, Parole, Court Administration and Staff Training Delinquents or Criminals: Policy Options for Young Offenders Innovative, specialty courts such as drug courts, gun courts, and community-based courts are bringing new ideas and effective new programs to the justice system. A report from the Urban Institute
National Juvenile Justice Prosecution Center There is a renewed sense of urgency regarding the at-risk youth of this country, and the future course of the juvenile justice system in addressing their needs. Prosecutors and other juvenile justice professionals are now setting their sights on early identification of at-risk youth and early intervention and prevention programs National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges The organization's web site contains links, news and information about research projects
Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice Sites An extensive and well organised list of links Center for Research on Youth and Social Policy Several research studies and monographs examining juvenile justice. Most can be downloaded as either .PDF documents or HTML documents
Coalition for Juvenile Justice Nationwide (US), more than 1,500 CJJ volunteers from the public and private sector professionals, concerned citizens, and advocates for children and families participate as members of state advisory groups on juvenile justice Juvenile Justice Evaluation Center JJEC Online is comprised of several sections, including JJEC Information, State Information, Juvenile Justice Evaluation Program Areas, and Evaluation Resources
Juvenile Justice Publications on a variety of juvenile justice topics State Juvenile Justice Profiles Summaries of the juvenile justice system in each of the US states
OJJDP Model Programs Guide Designed to assist practitioners and communities in implementing evidence-based prevention and intervention programs that can make a difference in the lives of children and communities No War On Youth Information, tools, resources, and contacts to help you join the monumental struggle against the War on Youth
Growing Up Behind Bars: Confinement, Youth Development, and Crime This paper presents an exploration of the net impact of confinement on youth age 16 and younger and proposes a research plan to examine this issue Working Together for a Change Online training for working with youth in the juvenile justice system who have co-occurring disorders of substance abuse and mental illness/serious emotional disorders
Juvenile Justice Publications A listing of all publications available online from the National Criminal Justice Reference Service Children with Emotional Disorders in the Juvenile Justice System Links to fact sheets and reports discussing this issue
National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Promotes awareness of the mental health needs of youth in the juvenile justice system and assists the field in developing improved policies and programs based on the best available research and practice The Fortune Society A not-for-profit community-based organization dedicated to educating the public about prisons, criminal justice issues, and the root causes of crime. We also help ex-offenders and at-risk youth break the cycle of crime and incarceration through a broad range of services
Youth Offenders and Diversionary Options This briefing paper is intended to be a progress report on alternatives to court for juveniles who commit criminal offences in New South Wales. Primary attention is paid to the system of cautions, warnings and youth justice conferences available under the Young Offenders Act 1997 . Some non-statutory pilot programs that focus on rehabilitation and diversion are also considered Juvenile Justice Program Evaluation: An Overview The purpose of the briefing series is to provide juvenile justice program managers with information that will help them evaluate their programs. Each briefing addresses a topic that is of particular interest to juvenile justice program managers who are trying to determine the effectiveness of the programs they operate
Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention To enact effective juvenile justice and delinquency prevention policies and practices has been a cornerstone goal of the National Collaboration for Youth since its inception in 1973. This policy statement is based on many years of experience and service of Collaboration members to millions of young people and its collective action and advocacy on their behalf. Juvenile Justice: An Overview Juvenile justice is the area of criminal law applicable to persons not old enough to be held responsible for criminal acts
OJJDP Publications OJJDP produces different types of publications and products, including Newsletters, Journals, Bulletins, Fact Sheets, Reports, Summaries, Portable Guides, and Videotapes Detection and Prevalence of Substance Use Among Juvenile Detainees Based on data from a Northwestern Juvenile Project study, this OJJDP Bulletin covers a wide range of substances but focuses on cannabis and cocaine, the drugs most commonly used by juvenile detainees
Justice Policy Institute A nonprofit research and public policy organization dedicated to ending society's reliance on incarceration and promoting effective and just solutions to social problems Juvenile Justice: Legislation and Reports A list of links to some of the key legislation and reports that have shaped the youth justice system since 1996
National Juvenile Defenfer Center NJDC gives juvenile defense attorneys a more permanent capacity to address practice issues, improve advocacy skills, build partnerships, exchange information, and participate in the national debate over juvenile crime  


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