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    WOLF BYTES: Juvenile Justice/Injustice

    in Podcasting

    Tonight we will be talking about the deplorable state of our state and federal justice systems when they are applied to our juvenile population.


     


    Join us in the chat room, or you can even call in and be part of the live discussion: 347-945-7065


     

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    Tribal Youth and Juvenile Justice

    in Legal

    Tribal Youth and Juvenile Justice: Promoting Resiliency, Youth Engagement, and Delinquency Prevention
    American Indiana and Alaska Native (AI/AN) children and youth have historically been overrepresented in systems, including the juvenile justice system. This has severely impacted AI/AN youth and also the tribal communities’ ability to provide resources and services to tribal youth and their families. Stephanie Autumn and Gerry RainingBird from the Education Development Center, Tribal Programs join this episode of Spotlight on Youth to provide an overview of the demographics of tribal youth at risk for or involved in delinquency matters, discuss the unique risk and protective factors, and share promising practices in prevention and intervention. Guests will also explore the complexities of juvenile justice reform in tribal communities as complicated by the potential multiple jurisdictional issues and the distinct traditions of each tribe.
     

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    American Idol's Matt Lawrence on Juvenile Justice Reform

    in Youth

    Tune in to Juvenile Justice Matters on Thursday, April 1, for an interview with American Idol contestant and juvenile justice advocate Matt Lawrence. At 15, Matt was an honors student and captain of his high school football team when he robbed a bank with a BB gun. He spent four year incarcerated in the Texas juvenile justice system, during which time he was able to earn his GED and high school diploma, and took college courses. Even though it was his first offense, in many states his crime would have resulted in an automatic adult sentence. Because he stayed in the juvenile system, Matt was able to turn his life around and get the chance to audition for American Idol. You don’t want to miss this show!

  • 00:43

    Juvenile Justice and Youth Issues

    in Lifestyle

    July is Juvenile Justice and Youth Issues Month Prisoner’s Perspective >>>> More on US v. Blewett, No. 12-5226, Filings, Petitions, etc.  >>>>Children of Incarcerated Parents – In the Courtroom – Dear Judge by Phillip Gaines, told by his mother Dorothy Gaines >>>> News that Matters>>>>Inclosing>>>>Events of Interest  

  • 00:39

    Juvenile Justice and Youth Issues

    in Lifestyle

    July is Juvenile Justice and Youth Issues Month Prisoner’s Perspective >>>> More on US v. Blewett, No. 12-5226, Filings, Petitions, etc.  >>>>Children of Incarcerated Parents – In the Courtroom – Dear Judge by Phillip Gaines, told by his mother Dorothy Gaines >>>> News that Matters>>>>Inclosing>>>>Events of Interest  

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    Youth Bullying and the Juvenile Justice System

    in Education

    Cassidy McMillan is an award-winning Filmmaker, Actress, Speaker and Media Contributor. Her current film which she Directed/Produced/Wrote, is the award-winning Documentary Film on bullying and precedent setting bullycide court case, Bullies And Friends, which is being prepped for worldwide release with a global distribution company.  For the Documentary, Cassidy worked with educators, parents, students, counselors, government leaders, and law enforcement and judicial officials. Due to her work and research, Cassidy is a recognized Expert, Speaker and Consultant on bullying prevention, relational aggression, and legal issues regarding youth bullying and the juvenile justice system. Cassidy's a Member of the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, (SAG-AFTRA), and acts in TV, Film, Theater, Commercials, Voice-Overs. She's worked on projects for Showtime, NBC, Warner Bros., AMC Network, ABC, Discovery, etc. She helms McMillan FilmWorks, Ltd an independent film company in California which works to produce projects on causes and issues affecting our world including Social Justice, Animal Rights, Bullying, Environment. Visit http://www.cassidymcmillan.com/#!gallery/c2143 to learn more about Cassidy and her film work. 


     


     


     

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    Juvenile Justice Reform in Virginia

    in Youth

    Tune in this Thursday when we take a look at Virginia’s sentencing structure for juveniles. We will be interviewing Kate Duvall, an attorney with JustChildren. She represents individual youth who have been given blended juvenile and adult sentences in unique sentence review hearings. Kate is also involved with Virginia’s Don’t Throw Away the Key campaign, which is focused on reducing the number of youth who are transferred to adult court. We will be discussing how Virginia’s juvenile transfer laws got to where there are today, how JustChildren thinks the laws should change in the future, and how to get involved in the Don’t Throw Away the Key campaign. Don’t miss another great show!

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    Juvenile Justice is a Human Rights Issue

    in Legal

    The United States joins many countries as part of the United Nations and is bound by international conventions that dictate how individuals, including children should be treated. Even though the United States has made some progress in the area of human rights and its administration of a juvenile justice system (e.g. banning the death penalty for youth), there are a lot of improvement to be made. Some key areas are the legal representation of juveniles, the processing of children as adults, the treatment of juveniles in detention and correctional facilities, and the over-representation of youth of color. Guests will discuss juvenile justice as a human rights issue and highlight differences and existing tensions between the United States treatment of youth as compared to other countries. Guests will also share considerations for those representing youth and working in the juvenile justice system to frame their approach and advocacy.
     
    Guests:
    Elizabeth "Betsy" Clarke, President, Juvenile Justice Initiative
    Deborah LaBelle, Director, Juvenile Life Without Parole Initiative of Michigan

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    Interview with national juvenile justice expert, Bart Lubow.

    in Youth

    Join us this Thursday, March 5, at 4:30 p.m. EST for an interview with Bart Lubow, Director, Programs for High Risk Youth at the Annie E Casey Foundation. Bart will discuss the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) and "Kids Count," the recent Annie E. Casey publication focusing on juvenile justice reform, and other hot topics in juvenile justice reform.

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    The Role of Risk Assessments and Juvenile Justice

    in Legal

    Risk assessments have grown in popularity as a way to determine the risk and treatment needs of youth. These assessments when properly performed can promote youth potential and increase public safety by helping craft holistic and individual responses for kids that are involved in juvenile court. This episode of Spotlight on Youth focuses on research-based risk assessments and a new publication on that subject, Risk Assessment in Juvenile Justice: A Guidebook for Implementation.Guests will highlight the Guide's development and contents and discuss considerations when selecting assessment tools, protocols around their use, and tips and lessons learned for juvenile justice stakeholders, including attorneys, judges and probation officers.
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    Elizabeth A. Fritz, Chief Juvenile Probation Officer, Lehigh County, PA Mary Ann Scali, Deputy Director, National Juvenile Defender Center Gina M. Vincent, PhD, Co-Director, National Youth Screening and Assessment Project  
     

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    Interview with Nancy Gannon Hornberger on new federal juvenile justice legislation.

    in Youth

    Nancy Gannon Hornberger is Executive Director of the Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ) and co-chair of the Act 4 Juvenile Justice Campaign. She will discuss new federal juvenile justice legislation (JJDPA) that was introduced this week by the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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