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2013-08-28 23:23:04

Probation Officers for the Clark County Juvenile Justice Department will begin using mobile tablets to monitor and track juvenile offenders. The technology created by Nevada based GoldPost Technologies, Inc., delivers important live feeds including "at risk" behavior alerts. Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) August 28, 2013 Clark County Nevada’s Department of Juvenile Justice Services is deploying mobile risk prevention technology, becoming the nation’s first Probation Department...

2012-12-04 12:22:46

New Bulletin in the Pathways to Desistance Series WASHINGTON, Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Office of Justice Programs' Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) today released the bulletin Transfer of Juveniles to Adult Court: Effects of a Broad Policy in One Court, part of its Pathways to Desistance series. The authors found that the majority of youth transferred to adult court who return to their community resume some level of antisocial activity and...

2012-04-09 10:22:48

In the news release, Governor Corbett Signs Juvenile Justice Reform in Luzerne County, issued 09-Apr-2012 by Pennsylvania Office of the Governor over PR Newswire, we are advised by the organization that in the seventh paragraph, the effective date of Senate Bill 815 was incorrect as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows: Governor Corbett Signs Juvenile Justice Reform in Luzerne County WILKES-BARRE, Pa., April 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/...

2012-04-09 10:22:25

WILKES-BARRE, Pa., April 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today took part in a signing of a new juvenile justice reform package designed to protect children within Pennsylvania's criminal court system. Senate Bills 815 and 818 were created in response to the 2008 "Cash for Kids" scandal that resulted in the wrongful incarceration of numerous juveniles and, ultimately, the imprisonment of two former Luzerne County judges. "Four years ago, Pennsylvanians...

2012-02-08 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice announces a new resource--the National Girls Institute website--to better meet the needs of at-risk and delinquent girls, their families and the agencies and organizations that serve them. The institute is supported by the National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD) through a grant from the Department's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). "We have a responsibility to educate...

2012-02-06 10:39:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency today announced the launch of a website, PACrimeStats.Info to provide access to crime-related data from Pennsylvania's adult and juvenile criminal justice agencies. "The launch of this website demonstrates our ongoing commitment to making the work of our justice system transparent and accessible to all Pennsylvanians," said PCCD Chair Mark Zimmer. "We recognize that to better...

2011-12-21 09:13:00

Justice Department bulletin examines the latest juvenile arrest data WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs released Juvenile Arrests 2009, a bulletin analyzing data from the FBI's annual Crime in the United States report to characterize the extent and nature of juvenile crime. According to the 2009 data, U.S. law enforcement agencies made an estimated 1.9 million arrests of persons younger than 18 years old, nine...

A Third Of Young Adults Get Arrested By Age 23
2011-12-19 14:36:53

A new study has found that about one in three teens and young adults will get arrested by the age of 23. The researchers said that those arrests are for everything from underage drinking and petty theft to violent crimes. They said that the increase since the 1960s may not necessarily reflect more criminal behavior in youth, but rather a police force that is more apt to arrest young people. The team from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte analyzed data from a...

2011-04-04 17:25:00

OAKLAND, Calif., April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Council on Crime and Delinquency is pleased to announce the 2010 Winners of its respected PASS Awards (Prevention for a Safer Society). The PASS Awards is the only national recognition of print and broadcast journalists, TV news and feature reporters, producers, writers, and those in film and literature who focus America's attention on our criminal justice, juvenile justice, and child welfare systems in a thoughtful and...

2010-10-07 15:38:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs today released the second edition of Best Practices To Address Community Gang Problems. This second edition updates the original report released in 2008 and was written to provide communities that are considering implementing the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's (OJJDP's) Comprehensive Gang Model (model) with critical information to inform and guide their efforts....