Executive Director Travels to China for Juvenile Trial Reform Seminar

Our Executive Director, John A. Tuell, last month concluded his trip to Shenzhen, China for the China-United States Juvenile Trial Reform Seminar. The two day seminar, attended by justices from every province and leaders from China’s Supreme People’s Court included presentations and substantive discussions with Chinese justice system experts on the role of judges, community-based … Continued

Announcing the Launch of Our NEW Training Institute

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new Training Institute, featuring a portfolio of on-site training opportunities addressing critical topics in juvenile justice.
The RFK National Resource Center’s training programs bring experts and experienced facilitators into local jurisdictions, ensuring that all vital leaders, staff, and stakeholders have the opportunity to benefit … Continued

Now Available – New Practice Brief to Support a Developmental Approach in Juvenile Justice Reform

The goals, practices, policies, outcomes, and operations of the juvenile justice system and its affiliated youth-serving partners should be informed by the growing body of research and knowledge about adolescent development. Our challenge moving forward requires an intentional focus on increasing the number of system practitioners who understand and embrace the research findings and implications, … Continued

Federal Policy Update: Senate Passes Bipartisan Bill to Reauthorize JJDPA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 2, 2017
Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Reauthorization Act of 2017 (S.860) Passed by Senate
On August 1, 2017 the U.S. Senate passed the Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Reauthorization Act of 2017 (S.860), to update and improve the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) of 1974. This new legislation was championed by Senate Judiciary … Continued

Statewide Dual Status Youth Initiative Launched in North Dakota

On May 31, 2017, the RFK National Resource Center launched a Dual Status Youth Initiative in the state of North Dakota.  This effort is jointly supported by the North Dakota Court System, the Department of Human Services – Children and Family Services Division, the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation – Division of Juvenile Services, and … Continued