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Rethink shackling of youth in D.C. courts

JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler responds to a recent piece in the Washington Post, urging the District of Columbia to stop shackling youth in juvenile courts.  Click here to read more.

Developmental Competency: Putting a Developmental Approach into PracticeDevelopmental Competency: Putting a Developmental Approach into Practice

JPI in the News, Criminal Justice News—JPI's Senior Research Associate Amanda Petteruti & Strategies for Youth Executive Director Lisa Thurau write about the need for officials in the justice system to develop practices that… Continue

Mental Health: A tragic reminder of Virginia’s need for better servicesMental Health: A tragic reminder of Virginia’s need for better services

JPI in the News, Criminal Justice News—JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler writes about the need for better mental health services in Virginia and how the people who need this help the most are often sent to jail instead.

DC's Youth Offender Accountability & Rehabilitation Act (YOARA) Open for Public CommentDC's Youth Offender Accountability & Rehabilitation Act (YOARA) Open for Public Comment

Announcements, Criminal Justice News—The Youth Offender Accountability & Rehabilitation Act (YOARA) -- currently pending before the DC Council -- is available for public comment online. This piece of legislation addresses how youth… Continue

Evidence-based Practices Aren’t the Only Tool in the ShedEvidence-based Practices Aren’t the Only Tool in the Shed

JPI in the News, Criminal Justice News—Over the last 15 years, juvenile justice advocates fought hard to convince policymakers and government officials that the best way to help youth succeed and improve public safety is to keep them out… Continue

Experts Blast Federal Approach To Juvenile CrimeExperts Blast Federal Approach To Juvenile Crime

JPI in the News, Criminal Justice News—JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler was quoted in The Crime Report, responding to a report from the National Research Council that the Justice Department's Office of Juvenile Justice and… Continue

“It’s About Scarcity, Stupid”: Youth Development Needs Bigger Public Investment“It’s About Scarcity, Stupid”: Youth Development Needs Bigger Public Investment

Announcements, Criminal Justice News—We all bring our own unique perspectives to the work we do. I grew up in a community where we took for granted that there was a role for a public sector in universal health care, quality education,… Continue

Fraternal Order of Police Advertisements on the D.C. Mayoral Election in ContextFraternal Order of Police Advertisements on the D.C. Mayoral Election in Context

Announcements, Criminal Justice News—In advance of DC's upcoming mayoral election, JPI puts into context some of the claims asserted in a recent advertisement issued by the Fraternal Order of Police.

Marc Schindler Testifies in Support of DC's Youth Offender Accountability & Rehabilitation ActMarc Schindler Testifies in Support of DC's Youth Offender Accountability & Rehabilitation Act

Announcements—Earlier today, JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler testified before the DC Council in support of the Youth Offender Accountability & Rehabilitation Act (YOARA), which strives to reduce the… Continue

Jason Ziedenberg Testifies in Support of DC's Youth Offender Accountability & Rehabilitation ActJason Ziedenberg Testifies in Support of DC's Youth Offender Accountability & Rehabilitation Act

Announcements—Earlier today, JPI's Director of Research & Policy, Jason Ziedenberg, testified before the DC Council in support of the Youth Offender Accountability & Rehabilitation Act, which strives to… Continue

Incarceration Generation: Tim Murray of the Pretrial Justice Institute talks bail & pretrial servicesIncarceration Generation: Tim Murray of the Pretrial Justice Institute talks bail & pretrial services

Announcements, Criminal Justice News—In our second episode of Incarceration Generation, Tim Murray, Director Emeritus of the Pretrial Justice Institute, discusses the bail system and pretrial services.

Why Youth Employment MattersWhy Youth Employment Matters

JPI in the News—JPI's Executive Director, Marc Schindler writes for the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange on the intersection between youth workforce development and juvenile justice reform.

Marc Schindler Pushes Back Against Calls for Increased Security at Woodland Hills Juvenile Detention CenterMarc Schindler Pushes Back Against Calls for Increased Security at Woodland Hills Juvenile Detention Center

JPI in the News—JPI's Executive Director, Marc Schindler, spoke out against calls by Tennessee officials for increased security at Woodland Hills Juvenile Detention Center, prompted by several recent escape attempts… Continue

JPI 'Maryland Month' SeriesJPI "Maryland Month" Series

Criminal Justice (Adult)—JPI named September 2014 "Maryland Month" and published a series of factsheets and graphics highlighting various aspects of the Maryland justice system.

Jason Ziedenberg Comments on Juvenile Detention following Incident in TennesseeJason Ziedenberg Comments on Juvenile Detention following Incident in Tennessee

JPI in the News—Responding to the recent escape of 32 teens from Tennessee's Woodland Hills Detention Center, JPI's Director of Policy & Research, Jason Ziedenberg, comments on the broader juvenile justice… Continue

Last Week of #MarylandMonth!Last Week of #MarylandMonth!

Announcements—"Maryland Month" enters its final week as JPI releases its latest factsheet on community supervision (paroles & probation) in Maryland, available here...

NYT Letter to the Editor: 'At Rikers, a Need for Accountability'NYT Letter to the Editor: "At Rikers, a Need for Accountability"

JPI in the News—JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler, responds to a recent New York Times article about attempts to cover up widespread abuse at Rikers Island.

#MarylandMonth Continues...#MarylandMonth Continues...

Announcements—"Maryland Month" marches on as JPI releases its latest factsheet on prisons in Maryland, available here...

Federal Leadership Moving in Right Direction with New GrantsFederal Leadership Moving in Right Direction with New Grants

JPI in the News—JPI's Executive Director, Marc Schindler writes for the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange on the recent collaboration between the Office of Justice Programs and the John D. and Catherine T.… Continue

September is #MarylandMonth at JPI!September is #MarylandMonth at JPI!

Announcements—In honor of "Maryland Month," JPI will be highlighting various aspects of the Maryland justice system throughout the month of September...

Incarceration Generation: Alex Friedmann of Prison Legal News talks prison privatizationIncarceration Generation: Alex Friedmann of Prison Legal News talks prison privatization

Announcements, Criminal Justice News—In our first podcast ever -- and the inaugural episode of our Incarceration Generation series -- Alex Friedmann, Managing Editor of Prison Legal News , talks private prisons.

Happy 1st Birthday, 'Incarceration Generation!'Happy 1st Birthday, "Incarceration Generation!"

Announcements—One year ago, the Justice Policy Institute released its first book, “Incarceration Generation,” a series of essays that catalogs the 40 year rise of mass incarceration and the… Continue

Building a Bipartisan Base for Safer and Smarter Juvenile Justice Policies

Announcements—In the past two weeks, Congressional leaders took important steps to play a more catalytic role in advancing safe and smart youth justice policies, building on the bipartisan support that exists in… Continue

Virginia’s Corrections Budget Goes Over a Billion DollarsVirginia’s Corrections Budget Goes Over a Billion Dollars

Press Releases, Criminal Justice News—Despite a recent report demonstrating a flawed justice system and skewed fiscal priorities, Virginia’s budget going into effect on July 1, includes over a billion dollars in general funds for… Continue

Two New Works Focus on Closing Juvenile Institutions Profiled at the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative ConferenceTwo New Works Focus on Closing Juvenile Institutions Profiled at the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative Conference

Announcements—When I served as general counsel, chief of staff, and interim director of the Washington, D.C. Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS) -- the city's juvenile corrections agency -- I knew… Continue

Baltimore Bans the BoxBaltimore Bans the Box

Announcements—JPI and other members of the Greater Baltimore Grassroots Criminal Justice Network joined Baltimore City Councilman Nick Mosby to witness Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake sign new legislation to "ban… Continue

Can Virginia claim a prison-reform dividend?Can Virginia claim a prison-reform dividend?

JPI in the News, Criminal Justice News—As Virginia lawmakers continue to battle over the state budget , they are overlooking a billion-dollar issue. The executive budget that lawmakers have been debating since January projects that… Continue

Billion Dollar Divide: Virginia's Sentencing, Corrections and Criminal Justice ChallengeBillion Dollar Divide: Virginia's Sentencing, Corrections and Criminal Justice Challenge

Criminal Justice (Adult), Drug Policy, Fiscal Policy, Positive Social Investments, Racial Disparities—Billion Dollar Divide points to racial disparities, skewed fiscal priorities, and missed opportunities for improvements through proposed legislation, and calls for reforms to the commonwealth… Continue