Juvenile Justice Reform During a Fiscal Crisis

A May 2011 presentation at CJJ. POWERPOINT, 7.7 MB

Connecticut by the Numbers

Presentation given in April 2011 at the 6th Annual Connecticut Data Showcase Conference. POWERPOINT, 1 MB

Safe and Sound

This Connecticut Juvenile Justice Alliance report analyzes a decade of data to demonstrate how juvenile justice reform in the state was accompanied by a decrease in juvenile crime, violent crime and recidivism. PDF, 578 KB

Effective School and Police Partnerships forum

CTN video of the forum held October 7, 2010.STREAMING VIDEO

Why Investing in Trauma-Informed
Care for Children Makes Sense

This Justice Policy Institute report discusses the ramifications of trauma on youth and its impact on youth involvement in both the juvenile and criminal justice systems.PDF, 201.9 KB

Addressing the Unmet Educational Needs of Children and Youth in the Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare Systems, May 2010

This Center for Juvenile Justice Reform report discusses the importance of education for children and adolescents who are exposed to either the foster care or delinquency system. PDF, 836 KB

CT Voices Report: Teaching Discipline - A Toolkit for Educators on Positive Alternatives to Out-of-School Suspensions, June 2010

This Connecticut Voices for Children report highlights the disciplinary alternatives to out-of-school suspensions that schools in Connecticut are implementing with tangible results. PDF, 519 KB

The Justice Research Center: Process and Outcome Evaluation of the 2007-09 Connecticut Families with Service Needs Initiative, March 2010

The Final Process and Outcome Evaluation Report includes a brief description of the Families with Service Needs initiative; an overview of the four operating Family Support Centers; a review of the research methodology; a discussion of the process and outcome evaluations; and some suggestions on how these results can be used to inform future FWSN interventions. PDF, 3.6 MB

CT Voices: Connecticut Takes Promising Steps Towards Enhancing Teacher Training in Classroom Management, April 2010

This Connecticut Voices for Children paper discusses the importance of classroom management training for teachers and what types of trainings are being done it Connecticut. PDF, 238 KB

4.23.10: Justice Journal: Spring 2010

Police Training for Better Youth Outcomes

Connecticut is making real progress in developing models to work with police to reduce unnecessary arrests of troubled girls in residential facilities and address minority youth overrepresentation in the juvenile justice system. Two police training initiatives are underway that are delivering positive results. Combined, they have reached more than a thousand patrol officers who are coming into direct contact with our youth. Read more.

From the Executive Director’s Desk:
Raise the Age: Major Benefits, But Only a Minor Adjustment

Executive Director Abby Anderson provides a snapshot of how Raise the Age implementation has been working for 16-year-olds. Read more.

Research Finds

Check out all the latest juvenile justice news and reports. Read more.

3.26.10: Joint Juvenile Justice Strategic Plan –
Results Based Accountability Version

The Connecticut Juvenile Justice Strategic Plan: Moving from Plan to ActionMS WORD, 659 KB

3.26.10: School Wide Positive Behavior Supports

Presentation by George Sugai. PDF, 22.4 MB

Connecticut Juvenile Justice Alliance
Community Breakfast PowerPoint

PowerPoint presentation used at Connecticut Juvenile Justice Alliance Community Breakfasts. POWERPOINT, 3.2 MB

Justice Journal: CTJJA’s Newsletter, Fall 2009/Winter 2010

The Fall/Winter 2009-10 issue discusses the Alliance’s priorities for 2010 and how CSSD is using data to improve the juvenile justice system in CT. It also features a round-up of the Alliance’s first fundraiser and includes poetry from girls involved in the juvenile justice system across the state. PDF, 1 MB

Justice Journal: CTJJA’s Newsletter, Summer 2009

The Summer 2009 newsletter discusses legislative updates, recent court cases affecting youth in CT, and DCF detention liaisons. It also features poetry from GRACE ADP and Touchstone. PDF, 946 kB

6.9.09: National report praises
Connecticut’s improved juvenile justice system

Turning It Around: Successes and Opportunities in Juvenile Justice. PDF, 412 KB

5.21.09: Chapin Hall Report: The Juvenile Reentry Experience

The reentry experiences of a population of youth released from Illinois juvenile correctional facilities between 1996 and 2003. PDF, 1.5 MB

5.21.09: Supporting Youth in Transition to Adulthood

The successes and challenges that juvenile justice and child welfare agencies face in preparing the youth they serve for a successful adulthood. PDF, 406 KB

5.21.09: The Right to Education in the Juvenile and Criminal Justice Systems in the United States

This report examines the connection between education and the juvenile and adult justice system. PDF, 118 KB

5.21.09: Latino Youth and the Failure of Justice

The most recent information available about Latino youth in the justice system, with a particular focus on youth tried as adults. PDF, 1.3 MB

5.1.09: Justice Journal: CTJJA’s Newsletter, Spring 2009

Who I am on the Inside art show; Raise the Age rally; Juvenile Review Boards; Bridgeport’s Family Support Center; poetry from the girls at Touchstone’s residential program. PDF, 3.5 MB

5.1.09: Las Niñas Silenciadas

Center for Children’s Advocacy report on Latinas, the fastest growing segment of our population. Second of a series. PDF, 64 KB

5.1.09: Life After Lock-up

Center for Children’s Advocacy book on youth departing the Connecticut Juvenile Training School and their lives in transition. PDF, 212 KB

5.1.09: The Future of Children Journal: Juvenile Justice

This volume, by The Brookings Institute and Princeton University, examines juvenile justice policies and practices with the goal of promoting justice system reform. PDF, 946 KB

5.1.09: Best Practices in Juvenile Justice Reform

This report discusses the benefits of evidence-based programs, examines successful prevention programs, community-based interventions, and effective institutional settings for youth who are detained. PDF, 52 KB

5.1.09: Models for Change Report: Making Court the Last Resort

A paper on referring at-risk youth and their families to community-based services rather than into the juvenile justice system. PDF, 328 KB

5.1.09: Issue Brief: Reform Nation’s Juvenile Justice System

This brief outlines what the Obama administration could do in order to implement reforms to our nation’s juvenile justice system. PDF, 946 KB