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OP-ED: Young People’s Brain Development Gives Us Window for Change

On the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, JPI's Marc Schindler highlights how juvenile justice is in need of developmentally appropriate solutions for youth.

'Sticker Shock' Shows Why We Need Your Help

As we prepare for a new year, here at JPI we are taking a moment to not only recognize the progress that has been made to advance justice reform, but all the work that still needs to be done.

New Report: Costs of Youth Confinement Estimate to Run into the Billions of Dollars Each Year

New report provides estimates of long-term costs of confinement on taxpayers and youth

Criminal Justice in the Commonwealth: Is It Time for a New Approach to Sentencing?

JPI has been invited to join this important discussion on sentencing in Virginia, and we're inviting you to participate as well.

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.

Please Help Us Continue Our Work

With your help, we can ensure that the crucial work of justice reform continues with the energy and resources it needs to succeed.

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

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.

Developmental Competency: Putting a Developmental Approach into Practice

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 accommodate (rather than ignore) the differences between young & adult brains.

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

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 in the district are prosecuted in the adult criminal justice system.

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

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 of secure confinement.

Happy Election Day! Get out & vote!

With so many significant issues on the ballot, we encourage everyone to vote in this crucial election. Check out several helpful resources here...

Experts Blast Federal Approach To Juvenile Crime

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 Delinquency Prevention needs greater funding and improved leadership.

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

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, public transit, social planning.

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

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.

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

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 reduce the number of youth held in adult correctional facilities pretrial.

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

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 number of youth held in adult correctional facilities pretrial. 

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

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

JPI is Looking for a Communications Director -- Apply Now!

The Justice Policy Institute seeks a dynamic and seasoned full-time Director of Communication to lead an ambitious range of communications strategies.

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

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 at the complex. 

Why Youth Employment Matters

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

Jason Ziedenberg Comments on Juvenile Detention following Incident in Tennessee

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 landscape in an interview with Nashville Public Radio.

Last Week of #MarylandMonth!

"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"

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

Federal Leadership Moving in Right Direction with New Grants

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. MacArthur Foundation.

#MarylandMonth Continues...

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

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