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The School-Justice Partnership Project newsletter contains up-to-date information relating to school discipline issues, law enforcement in schools, trauma, youth mental and behavioral health issues, and the intersection of schools and the juvenile justice system. Each issue will feature resources that are relevant to the myriad issues facing communities, and tips for enhancing collaboration within jurisdictions. To subscribe to the newsletter, click here.

2016 Issues
July - Tribes and Native American Youth
June - Trauma-Informed Classrooms
May - Restorative Justice
April - Memorandums of Understanding (MOU)
March - Disproportionate Minority Contact
February - The Achievement Gap
January - School Engagement and Connectedness

2015 Issues

December - Chronic Absenteeism and Truancy
November - What are School-Based Arrests and Referrals?

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NEW RELEASE! The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) released the Report on the Evaluation of Judicially Led Responses to Eliminate School Pathways to the Juvenile Justice System. To read the report, click here or on the publication image (located on the right). 

Many schools across the United States have enacted zero tolerance philosophy in response to perceived increases in violence and drugs in schools. It is believed that aggressive and unwavering punishment of many school infractions, including relatively minor infractions, will create safer schools. However, zero tolerance policy is said to have contributed to increased number of disciplinary actions and increased number of students who come in contact with the court system. Effects of the policy include the removal of students from the educational system, through disciplinary actions such as expulsions and suspensions. These disciplinary actions have negative unintended consequences for families and society.

The NCJFCJ received grant funding from the Atlantic Philanthropies, Public Welfare Foundation, and the Open Society Foundation to provide training and technical assistance to jurisdictions preparing to start or continue initiatives with judicially-led collaboratives to reduce stringent school discipline and referrals of youth to juvenile courts for school-based behaviors. Additional funding was provided by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to conduct a process and outcome evaluation. This research report discusses the findings from the process and outcome evaluation, including some lessons learned about the challenges of collecting data on this complex issue.

A brief summary of findings can be found in the Research Snapshot, click here to download or on the publication cover image (located on the left).  _______________________________






National Judicial Institute on Domestic Child Sex Trafficking

September 26, 2016 to September 27, 2016   |   Washington, D.C.

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) is excited to announce that a second National Judicial Institute on Domestic Child Sex Trafficking will be taking place this year in the Washington, D.C. area on September 26-27, 2016. The Institute, which addresses the serious issue of sex trafficking of children in the United States, is the result of a dynamic partnership between the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Futures Without Violence, Rights4Girls, and the NCJFCJ. For more information, click here

 National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ)

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