Opportunity Board Roundup: Juvenile Justice Grants, Jobs, Webinars and Events

by Cecilia Bianco

opportunityBelow you’ll find a selection of the latest grants, jobs, webinars and events posted to our Opportunity Board. Please share the Reclaiming Futures Opportunity Board with your colleagues in the juvenile justice, adolescent substance abuse and teen mental health areas. It’s free to browse and post!

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Top 10 Newsletters to Sign Up for Juvenile Justice News

by Cecilia Bianco

Screen Shot 2014-09-26 at 2.38.41 PMTo stay up to date on the latest in juvenile justice news, sign up for these top 10 newsletters:

1. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention: News @ a Glance

OJJDP’s award winning bimonthly electronic newsletter OJJDP News @ a Glance highlights agency activities, publications, funding opportunities, and upcoming events.

2. Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

The Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE) is the only publication covering juvenile justice and related issues nationally on a consistent, daily basis.

3.Coalition for Juvenile Justice: Juvenile Justice Monitor

Each month, the Juvenile Justice Monitor offers state and national juvenile justice news from CJJ. A typical monthly issue includes federal policy updates and alerts, news about CJJ conferences and events, news from the SAGs and SAG regional coalitions, CJJ Board of Directors and committee news, National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN) news, and other events and resources.

4.National Association of Drug Court Professionals

Sign up for regular email updates from NADCP and stay up to date on the latest Drug Court, Veterans Treatment Court, DWI Court and other problem-solving court news.

5.Center for Public Integrity: Watchdog email

Sign up for the Center for Public Integrity’s Watchdog email and get the news you want from the Center when you want it. Select the Juvenile Justice option for alerts related to the “burgeoning debate over proposed new approaches to handling young people at risk.”

6.Justice Policy Institute Newsletter

Receiveperiodic emails including a quarterly newsletter, updates with groundbreaking research reports, and analysis and information about special events or topics related to JPI.

7.National Institute of Mental Health

Sign up for the latest mental health news, research advances, upcoming events, publications, clinical trials, meeting summaries, and more.

8.Spark Action Newsletter

Spark Action sends out a weekly newsletter tobring together and make sense of highlights across a range of issues you care about.”

9.National Conference of State Legislatures: Juvenile Justice Quarterly

The Juvenile Justice Quarterly is an NCSL electronic newsletter for state legislators, legislative staff, and others interested in state juvenile justice policy. This newsletter provides quarterly updates on state juvenile justice legislation and budgets; highlights innovative policies and programs; and connects you with reports and news of upcoming NCSL events.

10.Reclaiming Futures Weekly Newsletter

Get our e-newsletter on juvenile justice reform, adolescent substance abuse treatment, grants, and learning opportunities!

PSU Youth Program Receives $2M Conrad Hilton Foundation Grant; News Roundup

by Cecilia Bianco

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  • $2 Million OJJDP-MacArthur Partnership Focuses on Juvenile Justice Reform (JJIE)
    “Every youth who enters the juvenile justice system deserves to be treated fairly and to receive the help he or she needs,” OJJDP Administrator Robert L. Listenbee said Tuesday in a news release announcing the renewal of the partnership. “Together, our office and the MacArthur Foundation are working with states and communities to build a better future for youth.”
  • Committee Hears Alternatives for Juvenile Justice(The Indy Channel)
    A parade of witnesses who testified before the Interim Study Committee on Corrections and the Criminal Code touted alternatives to juvenile detention, with some saying locking children up with worse offenders can even make the problem worse.

  • Juvenile Safe Surrender Gets Underway–Slowly–at the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court (Cleveland.com)
    Cuyahoga County Public Defender Robert Tobik said the event is an opportunity for juveniles to address their cases “without fear of being shot or beaten” during an arrest. Tobik said it also increases safety for law enforcement personnel who don’t have to worry about being injured or killed while arresting someone on a warrant.

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  • PSU Youth Program Receives $2M Conrad Hilton Foundation Grant (Portland Business Journal)
    The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation awarded PSU’s Reclaiming Futures program the grant to advance its public health approach to juvenile justice reform. The three-year investment allows Reclaiming Futures to pilot and adapt its “Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment” program (known as SBIRT).
  • Grants to Help Youth with Mental Health (Defender Network)
    Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell recently announced that $99 million has been allocated nationwide to train new mental health providers, help teachers recognize mental health issues in youth, and increase access to mental health services for young people.

Speak Up! Share Your Story of Recovery from Addiction in an Important Video Contest

by Susan Richardson

Do you know somebody who has an inspiring message of recovery to share? In a special 25th anniversary celebration of National Recovery Month, the Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network (ATTC) invites people in recovery from addiction or mental illness to share their stories in 60-second segments.

The “In My Own Words…” Video Message Contest aims to spread a message of hope by recognizing the accomplishments of recovering Americans, and those who have been instrumental in others’ recoveries. By collecting and sharing video stories of those who have succeeded in recovery, we can stifle the negative stigma of addiction and encourage others to speak out and ask for help.

The contest asks participants to address one of the following two prompts in a 60-second video message:

I’m speaking up about my recovery because…

I’m reaching out about my recovery to…

The “In My Own Words…” Video Message Contest, sponsored in conjunction with Faces & Voices of Recovery and Young People in Recovery, closes October 15, 2014.

Head to the ATTC Network for complete instructions on submitting a “In My Own Words…” video.

Opportunity Board Roundup: Juvenile Justice Grants, Jobs, Webinars and Events

by Cecilia Bianco

opportunityBelow you’ll find a selection of the latest grants, jobs, webinars and events posted to our Opportunity Board. Please share the Reclaiming Futures Opportunity Board with your colleagues in the juvenile justice, adolescent substance abuse and teen mental health areas. It’s free to browse and post!

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Events

 

40 Stories for 40 Years: Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act

by Cecilia Bianco

Screen Shot 2014-09-19 at 11.41.03 AMThis month marks 40 years since the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) transformed youth justice. The JJDPA, considered one of the most important pieces of legislation for youth justice, established four core protections for young people in the system and set basic standards for state systems:

  1. Deinstitutionalization of Status Offenders (DSO);
  2. Adult Jail and Lock-Up Removal (Jail Removal);
  3. Sight and Sound Separation; and
  4. Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC).

The JJDPA allows states, which meet these four requirements, to do the following:

  • Fund innovations and reforms that keep more kids out of jails and detention facilities and connected to safe, proven supports in their communities.
  • Modernize and improve their programs to give kids the supports they need to get their lives back on track and help make communities safer.

In celebration of the JJDPA’s 40th Anniversary, SparkAction, the Act 4 Juvenile Justice Campaign of the National Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Coalition (NJJDPC), and local organizations across the country are coming together to collect 40 short videos that “use real lives and real voices to illustrate the policy and systems impact of the JJDPA.”

Throughout the fall, catch 40 new personal stories covering the impact of the JJDPA, ways it can be strengthened and improved, and how you can get involved!

The goal for the “40 stories for the 40 years of the JJDPA” campaign is to mobilize support for a Congressional reauthorization that improves and strengthens this landmark law to support states in designing fairer, more effective local approaches.

The Case for Abolishing Juvenile Prisons; News Roundup

by Cecilia Bianco

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  • Juvenile Justice 40 Years On: Unfinished Business (The Crime Report)
    A report by the National Council on Crime and Delinquency released in April found that racial disparities have increased despite the overall drop in youth incarceration. “While the total number of incarcerated youth has declined in many states, the proportion of youth of color among all youth receiving court dispositions grew substantially” the report states.

  • The Case for Abolishing Juvenile Prisons (The Awl)
    Last month, archaeologists identified the first of the fifty-five human bodies recently exhumed at Florida’s Dozier School for Boys—a now-shuttered juvenile prison where, for decades, guards abused children, sometimes to death, despite cyclical scandals and calls for reform spanning almost a hundred years. Dozier represents an atrocious extreme, but the failures of America’s juvenile justice system are widespread.

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Remembering Reclaiming Futures’ Passionate Leader, Linda Moffitt, 1953-2014

by Susan Richardson

Linda MoffittReclaiming Futures recently lost a determined leader and friend. Linda Moffitt was project director and former juvenile justice fellow for Reclaiming Futures in Anchorage, and such a valuable driver of implementing Reclaiming Futures in Alaska. She is remembered dearly for her steadfast commitment and passion for her work, and her integrity and generosity that was carried throughout everything she did in life.

Upon hearing the news of her passing, friends and colleagues within the Reclaiming Futures community shared stories of Linda. Below is just a small sample of personal memories and impact that Linda had on so many of our lives:

Jim Carlton, Deputy Director, Reclaiming Futures National Program Office
“Though she retired from the Anchorage Division of Juvenile Justice about three years ago, she remained involved with Reclaiming Futures on the local level as their project director and as a coach on the national level. She was a dear person, a treasured resource for us here at the national program office, and she will be greatly missed by all of us here.”

Master William Hitchcock, Former judicial fellow, Anchorage, Alaska
“Linda Moffitt was a key collaborator in the development of the initial Anchorage proposal for Reclaiming Futures. She officially became a core partner in the national movement in 2003 when the probation fellowship was added. Throughout her career as a juvenile probation supervisor and on into retirement, she remained active in the ongoing development and expansion of the Reclaiming Futures model. Her leadership was not limited only to Anchorage, as she also played a key role on the national level as a coach and frequent participant in national fellowship conferences. Her influence led to the adoption of many of the core principles of Reclaiming Futures within the Alaska Division of Juvenile Justice, both in Anchorage and other offices throughout the state. Her commitment and passion for this work was unlimited. She will truly be missed by all of us.”

Tom Begich, Former community fellow and Project Director, Anchorage, Alaska
“Linda Moffitt was a true friend and a tireless advocate for youth, fairness, and a better world. She devoted her work life and, after her retirement, her personal life to trying to improve our juvenile justice system, provide greater opportunities and hope for young Alaskans and inspired all of us to give just a little bit more, try just a little bit harder, and see the world with grace, humor and joy. Knowing her well these past few years – her and Cande joining us for wine, enjoying great music and talking about our travel plans, our hopes and our aspirations was a joy I will cherish all my days. She will be very, very missed.”

Hilton Foundation Awards Reclaiming Futures $2 Million Grant

by Jim Carlton

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Awards Reclaiming Futures $2 Million Grant to Expand Substance Use and Mental Health Treatment for At Risk Youth Reclaiming Futures will be adding two new sites this year to implement the Reclaiming Futures model while also piloting an intervention approach called Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT). SBIRT […]

Opportunity Board Roundup: Juvenile Justice Grants, Jobs, Webinars and Events

by Cecilia Bianco

opportunityBelow you’ll find a selection of the latest grants, jobs, webinars and events posted to our Opportunity Board. Please share the Reclaiming Futures Opportunity Board with your colleagues in the juvenile justice, adolescent substance abuse and teen mental health areas. It’s free to browse and post!

Webinars

Jobs

Events