Latest Juvenile Court Stories

2014-08-18 12:25:47

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Between 1997 and 2011, the number of youth held in residential placement facilities declined by 42 percent for juvenile offenders and 64 percent for status offenders to the lowest levels since the first census was conducted, according to a bulletin released today by the Justice Department. The Office of Justice Programs' Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) bulletin, Juveniles in Residential Placement,...

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...

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...

Word of the Day
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.