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Kids, Crime & Justice: Progress or Paralysis?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 11:28 AM

In the past year, news reports and academic studies have revealed startling conditions for juveniles at adult and youth detention facilities, systemic hurdles faced by teens whose parents are imprisoned, and institutional biases against students with behavioral issues. But the media has just started covering these troubling subjects. In an effort to educate journalists on the juvenile justice system twenty-Five U.S. reporters from print, online and broadcast outlets were awarded Reporting Fellowships to attend a conference Oct 6 & 7 2014 at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City on how to report on this topic. The symposium, “Kids, Crime & Justice: Progress or Paralysis?” focused on how law enforcement, school officials and social service practitioners can apply research and best practices to dealing with troubled youth. The unique fellowships, organized by John Jay’s Center on Media, Crime and Justice (CMCJ), are aimed at promoting top-quality jou...

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Fellows Stories

Why we shouldn't charge the Sayreville kids as adults: A Q&A
Julie O'Connor, Newark Star Ledger
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Resources from the Conference

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Conference Audio

Panel 4: Mental Health, Jails, Courts & Adolescents

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