A new online “Hub” provides an authoritative guide to juvenile justice issues, lessons and best practices.
The Juvenile Justice Resource Hub, which was created by the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange and funded by the MacArthur Foundation, is in the process of a phased rollout with resources examining six areas of juvenile justice reform:
- Mental health and substance abuse
- Community-based alternatives
- Evidence-based practices
- Juvenile indigent defense
- Racial-ethnic fairness
The most recent update, on community-based alternatives, reviews “approaches to minimize youth contact with the juvenile justice system, the frequency with which they are detained and incarcerated, and cost-effective ways to improve outcomes for them while keeping communities safe.”
For each topic area, the Hub provides information on key issues, resources, reform trends and experts. In addition, JJIE.org is producing a complementary series of investigative journalism for each topic area.
Visit the site HERE.