Hawai‘i’s Juvenile Justice Alternative Initiative and other juvenile justice news

Hawai`i’s Latest Juvenile Justice Alternative Initiative

Here for the power point of the August 14th, 1st meeting of the working group where local researchers, community justice advocates, Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders are conspiculously absent (i.e.  not invited).

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MacArthur Expands Investment in Juvenile Justice Reform to $165 Million, Launches Resource Centers to Advance Reform and Improve Outcomes for Youth
August 14, 2013

The Resource Center Partnership will further the Foundation’s goal of protecting kids while making communities safer and improving the effectiveness, performance, and outcomes of the juvenile justice system. The new Partnership consists of four Resource Centers that will be fully operational by the end of 2013. The Centers will focus on areas critical to continued change in juvenile justice:

·         response to mental health needs

·         stronger legal defense for indigent youth

·         interventions for youth charged with status offenses (activities that are criminalized for those under 18, e.g., truancy, running away, curfew violations) (THIS IS MOST OF HAWAI`I’S YOUTH)

·         coordination of practices and policies for youth involved in both the juvenile justice and child welfare systems, and enhancement of probation system practices

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Gingrich, Nolan: Young offenders can regain public’s trust
August 22, 2013, The Fresno Bee

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