Reports & Publications

Philadelphia City Council Committee on Public Safety Adopts Report on Youth Courts

Report of Philadelphia City Council’s Committee on Public Safety

Pursuant to Resolution No. 120263: Authorizing City Council’s Committee on Public Safety to conduct hearings on how youth courts could reduce juvenile recidivism rates, violence in schools, bullying and have an effect on the expenses of incarceration by engaging and empowering previously disconnected youth in a participatory and democratic system.

National Juvenile Justice Network: Advances in Juvenile Justice Reform - 2009-2011 Edition


Looking for information about recent youth justice reforms — or for inspiration and ideas based on reforms from other states? You can find them in NJJN’s Advances in Juvenile Justice Reform: 2009-2011.

First Focus: America's Report Card 2012: Children in the United States

Commissioned by former Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) and Sen. Casey (D-PA), America’s Report Card provides a holistic picture of unmet needs in five areas of a child’s life: economic security, early childhood education, K-12 education, permanence and stability, and health and safety.

Prevalence Of Violent Crime Among Households With Children, 1993-2010

Presents data from the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) on nonfatal violent crime involving members of a household as victims and reports on the annual prevalence of that violent crime among U.S. households with children from 1993 to 2010. The report estimates the number of children age 17 or younger living in households in which at least one household member age 12 or older experienced violent crime during a given year.

The Schott 50 State Report on Public Education and Black Males 2012

A new report from the Schott Foundation for Public Education finds that only 52 percent of Black male and 58 percent of Latino male ninth-graders graduate from high school four years later, while 78 percent of White, non-Latino male ninth-graders graduate four years later. The report suggests that without a policy framework that creates opportunity for all students, strengthens supports for the teaching profession and strikes the right balance between support-based reforms and standards-driven reforms, the U.S.

MOVING THE DIAL: Barriers to Successful Reunification of Children With Their Families After Foster Care

This Stoneleigh Foundation publication shares the results of the Stoneleigh Fellowship project of Wanja Ogongi.  Wanja Ogongi's project identified the difficulties that families confront before and after reunification and how her partner, Community Legal Services and other service providers, can better prepare for and address the needs of soon-to-be or recently reunified families.

Understanding Multisystem Youth and their Patterns of Services Use - Dennis P. Culhane

Many youth in Philadelphia face challenges at home, at school, and in their communities.   Philadelphia’s education, health and human service systems are, in turn, challenged to help these young people address a myriad of needs before they make the transition to adulthood.  Recent attention by policymakers and researchers has focused in particular on the challenges of serving youth who are moving between and across service systems, often being served by multiple agencies simultaneously.

Family-Centered Practice in Florida: Family Court Actions and Perceptions

Family-Centered Practice in Florida: Family Court Actions and Perceptions from the Juvenile Family Court Journal.


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