Policy Update: CONNECT Act Reintroduced – Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Outcomes for Dual Status Youth

Today, U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-Michigan) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) reintroduced legislation known as the CONNECT (Childhood Outcomes Need New Efficient Community Teams) Act. This important legislation will assist states in addressing the unique challenges of youth who are involved with both the juvenile justice and child welfare systems, known as dual status youth. The … Continued

Unique Learning Opportunity for Probation and Parole Professionals – Apply Now!

The 3rd Annual Juvenile Probation Reform Academy (JPRA), developed exclusively for juvenile probation and parole professionals, will be held August 30-31, 2017 in New York, NY. The JPRA is designed to instruct probation and parole directors and managers on the core principles demonstrated by research to reduce recidivism and improve other outcomes for youth in … Continued

Announcing a New Partnership Focused on Improving Outcomes for Dual Status Youth

The Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) and Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps, through its RFK National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice (RFK National Resource Center), are pleased to announce the launch of an exciting partnership to enhance each organization’s impact in the field of reform efforts to better serve dual status youth. CWLA … Continued

Rep. Jason Lewis (R-MN) and Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA) Introduce New Bipartisan Bill to Reauthorize JJDPA

The following PRESS RELEASE was issued by the Committee on Education and the Workforce:

Members Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Enhance Opportunity for Vulnerable Children
Legislation will improve prevention and rehabilitation support for at-risk youth and juvenile offenders
WASHINGTON, D.C. | March 30, 2017
Republican and Democratic members of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce … Continued