Fostering Accountability Among Young Adults: Restorative Justice as a Developmentally Targeted Intervention

In this new post, Danielle Sered, Director of Common Justice, provides an overview of strategies that increase the likelihood of positive transformation in the behavior of young adults. Much of the recent research on adolescent development, particularly from developmental psychology and brain science, has led to calls for mercy for young adults who cause harm. She argues that this research calls not only for mercy, but also for serious, functional, and dignified accountability using a restorative justice model... MORE

Moving Beyond Bratton (New York Times)

Shut Down Don Dale and All Youth Detention Facilities, Says US Expert
(Sydney Morning Herald)

‘They Need to Destroy It’: US Experts on Don Dale and Youth Detention
(newmatilda.com)

Try Youths in Family Court (New York Times)

Counting People Where They Live, Not Where They’re In Prison (Huffington Post)

The Ever-Swinging Police-Community Pendulum: Lessons From a Terrible Week in St. Paul, Baton Rouge and Dallas (New York Daily News)

Mayor Walsh Proposes New Office to Assist Individuals Re-entering Society
(City of Boston press release)

A Special Part for Young Offenders (NY Law Journal)

States Move Toward Treating 17-Year-Old Offenders as Juveniles, Not Adults (NY Times)

26 Journalist Fellows Chosen to Strengthen Reporting on Juvenile Justice (John Jay College of CJ)

The Rehabilitation Paradox (New Yorker)

Why Higher Ed Makes Sense for those with Criminal Records (Huffington Post)

Ex-Cons May Outperform You in the Workplace (Bloomberg)

Why We Can’t Reform our Cops: Race, Guns, & the Failure to Police the Police (Salon)

The Crisis in American Policing (Medium)

Dr. Anthony Braga Named Director, School of Criminology & Criminal Justice (Northeastern University)

Rehabilitate, Rather than Incarcerate, Young Offenders (Baltimore Sun)

It’s Time to Enfranchise People with Felonies (Huffington Post)

Violence and Mass Incarceration (Justice & Poverty Project)

Neuroscience is Changing the Debate Over What Role Age Should Play in the Courts (Newsweek)

Building a Developmentally Appropriate Justice System (CommonWealth Magazine)

Goal is Justice - Reality is Unfairness (US News & World Report)

How to Reduce Crime: Stop Charging Children as Adults (NY Times)

Give Voice (HKS Magazine)

 

Young Adult Justice
NEW! Developments in YAJ
Alternatives to Incarceration in NY Eastern & Southern Districts
Cordeiro & Penny

NEW web site! Clearinghouse for YAJ News, Research, & Developments

Changing the Life Trajectory of Justice- Involved Young Adults in SF
Miller

Executive Session on Community Corrections
Community-Based Responses to Justice- Involved Young Adults
Schiraldi, Western, Bradner

Safety & Justice
NEW! Intro to Governance Indicators in Justice & Safety

Incarceration, Social Context & Consequences
Boston Reentry Study
Western

Justice and Poverty Project

Policing
Crime and Policing Revisited
Braga

Other papers from this Executive Sesssion

Courts
The Politics of Restraint
Amestoy

Other papers from this Executive Session

Gangs, Guns, & Urban Violence
The Sources of Boston Crime Guns
Braga, Hureau

Illegal Gun Trafficking Study
Braga

VIDEO: Those In-Between: Young Adult Justice Panel at Community Justice 5/18

VIDEO: Boys to Men to Boys 4/13

Photo Exhibit & Discussion Juvenile In Justice: A Conversation with Richard Ross 4/27

America's Juvenile Justice System is Broken, How Do We Fix It? (Digg) 4/27

Video from CT Judiciary Committee on Young Adult Justice 3/23

The Changing Politics of Criminal Justice Reform in the US 3/10

Tocqueville Lecture: Bruce Western & Stephen Tourlentes 2/17

Raising the Age of Juvenile Court in CT 1/25

 

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