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Juvenile Justice Technical Assistance

Posted by Maisha Meminger - On April 08, 2014 (EST)

1. Webinar: Unbalanced Juvenile Justice: A Webinar on The Burns Institute's New State Data Map (April 17, 11:00-11:30 a.m. PST)

Burns Institute New, Interactive State Data Map

In a few short weeks, The W. Haywood Burns Institute will launch "Unbalanced Juvenile Justice," the newest interactive state data map that reveals the imbalance behind incarceration of youth of color in all 50 states.

With our map, you can answer key questions about the problem of racial and ethnic disparities, including:

            How many youth of color in my state are detained for non-violent offenses?

?         How has incarceration for youth of color in my state changed over the past decade? 

?         Nationwide, what are the rates of detention for each racial and ethnic group?


2. DOJ Announces National Center for Building Community Trust and Justice Initiative

On April 4, 2014, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the creation of the National Center for Building Community Trust and Justice grant initiative at the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Director’s Forum in New York, NY. Associate Attorney General Tony West made the announcement during the forum, which was convened to respond to the President’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative and discuss the disconnect between the justice system and communities of color, share promising strategies, and explore creative solutions. COPS and OJJDP, along with other components of DOJ, have partnered to administer the Community Trust initiative, which is part of My Brother’s Keeper, a national call to invest in collaborative, multi-disciplinary approaches to build resilience, empower, and foster community engagement and participation for young men and boys of color. The $4.75 million Community Trust initiative seeks five sites to implement and test strategies to enhance procedural justice, reduce implicit bias, and support racial reconciliation in communities of color. During the forum, Associate Attorney General Tony West and Assistant Attorney General Karol Mason, Office of Justice Programs (OJP), met with civil rights and law enforcement leaders.


Access the National Center for Building Community Trust and Justice solicitation.

Access the COPS Resource Center.


         3.   Webinar: Preventing Suicide Among Justice-Involved Youth: Newly Developed Tools, Recommendations, and Research (April 17, 1:30-2:30 p.m. EDT)

Preventing Suicide Among Justice-Involved Youth: Newly Developed Tools, Recommendations, and Research

On April 17, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. E.T., the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention will present “Preventing Suicide Among Justice-Involved Youth: Newly Developed Tools, Recommendations, and Research,” designed for juvenile justice and mental health professionals serving this vulnerable population. The 1-hour Webinar will focus on new suicide prevention resources that the Alliance's Youth in Contact with the Juvenile Justice System Task Force developed and discuss suicide research findings and recommendations. The resources contribute to the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention, which guides efforts to prevent suicide nationwide. Register for this free Webinar.


Access the suicide prevention resources online.

Visit the Suicide Prevention Resource Center, funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, including resources for administrators of juvenile correctional facilities.

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