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Center for Children's Law and Policy
Children's Legal Protection Center
Child Welfare League of America - Juvenile Justice Division
CWLA established the Juvenile Justice Division in July 2000, through a grant award from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The objective of the award included supporting the education of CWLA members [and other public and private youth serving agencies and organizations] on the connections between the child welfare and juvenile justice systems and the need for an integrated approach to programs and services. With credible research increasingly confirming the undeniable connection between child maltreatment, juvenile delinquency, and a variety of other associated negative outcomes, this work is of critical importance. It is through this focus that the CWLA Juvenile Justice Division will achieve the goal of reducing the incidence of juvenile delinquency nationwide and reducing the reliance on incarceration for accused or adjudicated delinquent youth.
Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators
The Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators (CJCA) is a national non-profit organization, formed in 1994 to improve local juvenile correctional services, programs and practices so the youths within the systems succeed when they return to the community and to provide national leadership and leadership development for the individuals responsible for the systems. CJCA represents the youth correctional CEOs in 50 states, Puerto Rico and major metropolitan counties.
Justice Policy Institute
The mission of the Justice Policy Institute is to promote effective solutions to social problems and to be dedicated to ending society?s reliance on incarceration.
Juvenile Law Center
Models for Change - Systems Reforms in Juvenile Justice
The Models for Change initiative is an effort to create successful and replicable models of juvenile justice system reform through targeted investments in key states. With long-term funding and support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Models for Change seeks to accelerate progress toward a more rational, fair, effective, and developmentally appropriate juvenile justice system.
National Center for Juvenile Justice
Since its founding in 1937 by a group of judges dedicated to improving the effectiveness of the nation's juvenile courts, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) has pursued a mission to improve courts and systems practice and raise awareness of the core issues that touch the lives of many of our nation's children and families. NCJFCJ is located in Reno, Nevada and is the parent organization of the National Center for Juvenile Justice.
National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice
The National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice was established in July 2001 to assist the field in developing improved policies and programs for youth with mental health disorders in contact with the juvenile justice system, based on the best available research and practice.
National Council of La Raza - Latino Juvenile Justice Network
The Latino Juvenile Justice Network (LJJN) is a long-term, multistate juvenile justice reform effort located in Pennsylvania; Washington; Louisiana; and Illinois. LJJN allows NCLR Affiliates and other local Latino community-based organizations to collectively identify issues and approaches for reform through advocacy, media outreach, community education and mobilization, and research and policy analysis.
National Juvenile Defender Center
The National Juvenile Defender Center began as a project at the Juvenile Justice Center of the American Bar Association; it became a freestanding nonprofit organization in 2005. The Center?s mission is to ensure excellence in juvenile defense and promote justice for all children.
National Youth Screening Assistance Program
A Project to Assist Users of the Massachusetts Youth Screening Instrument-Second Version (MAYSI-2). The MAYSI-2 is a brief screening instrument designed to identify potential mental health needs of youths as they make contact with the juvenile justice system-for example, at probation intake, admission to pretrial secure detention facilities, and reception into state youth correctional facilities.
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
To provide national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization.