The current administration in Washington is seeking to repeal the so-called Johnson Amendment in the cause of free speech. This is an issue of critical importance to all nonprofit organizations. While adhering to our long-standing position of not taking sides in the political debate, we would like to take this opportunity to call attention to the impending repeal of the Johnson Amendment.
In 2014, OJJDP selected Kentucky, Hawaii, and Georgia to participate in its Comprehensive Juvenile Justice System Improvement Initiative. Since then, South Dakota and West Virginia (2015), Kansas (2016), and Utah (2017) have joined the initiative. Under the initiative’s Comprehensive Strategy to Juvenile Justice Reform, these states are working to provide diversion alternatives, community-based options, and other improvements to reduce recidivism, decrease correctional spending, and improve public safety. OJJDP awarded funding to the Crime and Justice Institute of Community Resources for Justice to provide training and technical assistance to help these states implement their juvenile justice improvements.
The following OJJDP-sponsored publications provide implementation updates for each state:
Having access to the right information at the right time is at the heart of a social worker's ability to do his or her job in a timely and efficient manner. Being able to process and organize information received helps ensure that productivity increases, even as the industry as a whole is seeing more pressure.
If you’re like most agencies, the people you serve have come to you through a referral process. Being able to track where you get your “clients” or “kids” or “students”, etc. (for this article let’s refer to them as clients) is vitally important to your business model. Clients may be referred to you through the schools, courts, hospitals, jails, DHS, and other organizations that provide complimentary services.
The iconic image of the insouciant, slovenly-dressed millennial lounging on the sofa waiting for Uber Eats to deliver his dinner so he can begin an online electronic game competition is not the random product of some writer’s overactive imagination. This self-absorbed, lazy, narcissistic creature didn’t just step off a spaceship and suddenly populate the earth. These “young-uns” have parents. Where were they when this truculent creature began to emerge? This is the question that Cathy Gulli is trying to answer.
The National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, with support from OJJDP, have released "Disrupting School-Justice Pathways for Youth with Behavioral Health Needs." This technical assistance bulletin provides response strategies for stakeholders to divert youth with behavioral health needs away from the juvenile justice system.