- Is the Juvenile Justice Realignment Train Slowing Down?
- 06/13/2012 02:00 AM EST - 03:00 AM EST
After nearly two decades of falling crime, down-sizing juvenile corrections and detention is a central theme in a growing number of juvenile justice systems. But, As New York and Texas continue to down-size, California’s Governor recently announced a slow-down in his state’s aggressive realignment policies. What does the future hold for juvenile justice reform? Were the changes that occurred over the past ten years a permanent shift in policy and practice, or were they merely a temporary reaction to tight budgets and low rates of violent crime? Will policymakers maintain reforms if and when crime rises or budgets rebound?
Dr. Jeffrey Butts, director, Research and Evaluation Center, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York (confirmed)
Attorney Jennifer Rodriguez, executive director, Youth Law Center, California (confirmed)
Gladys Carrión, Esq., Commissioner Office of Children and Family Services, New York (confirmed)
David Steinhart, Director Juvenile Justice Program, Commonweal, Marin County, CA (confirmed)
Additional panelists will join the presentation team from various states that have and are experiencing realignment of their juvenile justice system. Continue to check the NC4YC website for specifics.