Resources

 


  • Health Coverage and Care for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System: The Role of Medicaid and CHIP: his report by the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured provides an overview of the physical and mental health needs of youth in the juvenile justice system, and the role of Medicaid in financing comprehensive, coordinated medical services.

  • Juvenile Justice White Paper: Core Principles for Reducing Recidivism and Improving Other Outcomes for Youth in the Juvenile Justice SystemThis white paper was written to guide leaders across all branches of government; juvenile justice system administrators, managers, and front-line staff; and researchers, advocates, and other stakeholders on how to better leverage existing research and resources to facilitate system improvements that reduce recidivism and improve other outcomes for youth involved in the juvenile justice system. The focus of the white paper is to promote what works to support successful reentry for youth who are under juvenile justice system supervision.

  • Just Learning: The Imperative to Transform Juvenile Justice Systems into Effective Educational Systems: Data within the report suggests that the current condition the juvenile justice system is in creates the potential for lifelong disadvantage for many youth who are a part of the system.
  • Max Out: The Rise in Prison Inmates Released Without SupervisionMore than 1 in 5 state inmates maxed out their prison terms and were released to their communities without any supervision in 2012, undermining efforts to reduce reoffending rates and improve public safety
  • “Safely Home”: A new study by the Youth Advocate Programs Policy and Advocacy Center (YAP) shows that it is indeed possible to keep youth Safely Homeas the report is titled. The report documents how thousands of youth served by YAP have been served safely at home through community-based programs instead of incarceration.
  • The criminal Justice Response to 16-and 17-year old Defendants in New York“: This report documents how the justice system currently handles 16- and 17-year-old defendants in New York State and presents an evaluation of the Adolescent Diversion Program, a pilot program that links these defendants to age-appropriate services in nine counties.
  • “The School Discipline Consensus Report”: Strict discipline policies have led to the suspensions of millions of students yearly in the U.S., mostly for minor infractions—a practice that makes them more likely to fall behind, drop out and end up in the juvenile justice system. The School Discipline Consensus Report
  • “Improving Illinois’ Response to Sexual Offenses Committed by Youth: The Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission has just released a report centered on laws and policies for working with youth sex offenders. The 150-page report  is based on analysis of state and federal legislation and interviews of both practitioners who work with victims of sexual abuse, and juvenile offenders. IJJC – Improving Illinois’ Response to Sexual Offenses Committed by Youth – No Appendices
  • Mentoring Children Of Incarcerated Parents: A synthesis of research and input from the listening session held by the office of juvenile justice and delinquency prevention and the  white house domestic policy council and office of public engagement. MentoringCOIP2013
  • “Mandatory-sentences-policy-report” This Vera study looks at mandatory sentencing reforms over the last decade, the majority of states have taken steps to reform or limit mandatory sentencing laws, signaling a shift in a decades-long approach to combating crime. To access the report click here: mandatory-sentences-policy-report
  • ‘Better Solutions for Youth with Mental Health Needs in the Juvenile Justice System’-  National mental health organizations and experts are calling for reforming mental health services for incarcerated youth after recent reports revealed startlingly high numbers of mental health disorder in the population.  To view this report click here: Better_Solutions_for_Youth_with_Mental_Health_Needs_in_the_Juvenile_Justice_System
  • “Line Drawing” -This report, funded in part by several NYJJI member foundations, compiles research by Dr. Jeffrey Butts and Dr. John Roman. The report presents a cost-benefit analysis of raising the age of criminal responsibility and is designed to inform Governor Cuomo’s new Commission on Youth, Public Safety & Justice by examining the reasons for changing the age of criminal jurisdiction and by reviewing the implications of such a change. To access the report click here: linedrawing
  • NYS Juvenile Justice Progress Report – The Tow Foundation commissioned from FSG in partnership with the JJAG.  It will be used around the country and internationally to promote the use of collective impact as a tool to achieve large scale social change.  To access click here: NYS Juvenile Justice Progress Report_January 2014_web
  • Watch a new video put out by youth from New York Center for Juvenile Justice’s summer associates program and Judge Michael A. Corriero that features young people making a case for the RTA campaign. To access the video click here
  • A Community Court Grows In Brooklyn: A comprehensive evaluation of the red hook community justice center. To access click here
  • ALONE & AFRAID:  Children Held in Solitary Confinement and Isolation in Juvenile Detention and Correctional Facilities. To access the report click here
  • National Standards for the Care of Youth Charged with Status Offenses (A report about youths who commit offenses that wouldn’t be considered offenses but for their age). To access the report click here
  • A set of publications three years in the making is out, aiming to help prevent suicide among youth in the juvenile justice system. To access the report highlights click here 
  • Performance-based Standards (PbS) for Youth Correction and Detention Facilities is a program for agencies and facilities to identify, monitor and improve conditions and treatment services provided to incarcerated youths using national standards and outcome measures. To access this resource click here
  • A helpful powerpoint entitled Philanthropic Investments for New York’s Justice-Involved Youth (updated from 2011)
  • A great report on the history of the Raise the Age effort produced by NYJJI: NYJJI Raise the Age Brief
  • In support of NYJJI involvement with a new study from Dr. Butts and John Roman (see our Recent Grants section) here is a report in support of the use of Cost Benefit Analyses from the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative: Pew_Results_First_50state_report
  • Read a new report published on The Huffington Post webpage that tracks the fierce growth of the youth Prison Industrial Complex, To read the report entitled “Prisoners of Profit: Private Prison Empire Rises Despite Startling Record of Juvenile Abuse” click here
  • New York City School Justice Partnership Taskforce Report and Recommendations on ending the School to Prison Pipeline: click here
  •  The New York State Juvenile Justice Advisory Group (JJAG) is a board of juvenile justice experts from across New York State that is charged with supervising the preparation and administration of New York State’s federal juvenile justice and delinquency prevention plan.  Our website is a home for comprehensive New York State juvenile justice information. To access the site click here
  • Juvenile Justice  Reform In Connecticut: How Collaboration and Commitment Have Improved Public Safety and Outcomes for Youth. To access this Tow Foundation report click here 
  • Safe Communities Successful Youth: A Shared Vision for the New York State Juvenile Justice System Strategy and Action Plan from The New York State Juvenile Justice Steering Committee (July 2011) To access this report click here
  • Resource List:  Prosecution of Youth as Adults- Prepared by the Campaign for Youth Justice to access this report click here 
  • State Trends Legislative Victories from 2011-2013 Removing Youth from the Adult Criminal Justice System (October 2013) To access the report click here
  • Juvenile Justice Reform A Blueprint: Prepared by the Youth Transition Funders Group (March 2012) To access the report click here
  • Gabrielle Horowitz-Prisco, Director of the Juvenile Justice Project at the Correctional Association of NY wrote  a comprehensive briefing report on Juvenile Justice reform in calendar year entitled 2012 The State of Youth Justice: 2012 in Review, A One Page Summary by Gabrielle Horowitz-Prisco, the Correctional Association of New York. To read the review click here
  • To read a more detailed report of the same review on Juvenile Justice entitled The State of Youth Justice: 2012 in Review, A Deeper Dive by Gabrielle Horowitz-Prisco, the Correctional Association of New York click here
  • A Center for NYC Affairs journal, entitled Child Welfare Watch, regularly reports on issues pertaining to children’s services and juvenile justice put out this edition focusing on young New Yorkers and the criminal justice system to access Child Welfare Watch: Brushes with the Law: Young New Yorkers and the Criminal Justice System. Winter 2012/2013 click here