If Not Now, When? A Survey of Juvenile Justice Training in America’s Police Academy
SFY’s findings confirm that most police officers who interact frequently with juveniles are not benefiting from the wealth of new scientific research available about adolescent brain development. Nor are police provided information on promising and best practices for interacting with teens that stem from our growing understanding of how teenagers’ brains differ from those of adults.
School Resource Officers and the Criminalization of Student Behaviors
...several criminologists and legal scholars have expressed concerns that some strategies designed to make schools safer— particularly the growing number of school resource officers (SROs)— might actually criminalize student behavior and lead to a substantial increase in the number of school-based arrests.
Black Girls Matter: Pushed Out, Overpoliced and Underprotected
Ideally, the conversation Black Girls Matter: Pushed Out, Overpoliced, and Underprotected engenders within communities and among philanthropists, policy makers, stakeholders, and advocates will lead to the inclusion of girls in efforts to address school discipline, push-out, and the pathways to incarceration, poverty, and low-wage work.
Juvenile Incarceration, Human Capital, and Future Crime Evidence from Randomly-Assigned Judges
This paper aims to estimate causal effects of juvenile incarceration on human capital accumulation, as measured by high school completion, and recidivism as an adult. Estimation of such relationships is complicated by the fact that juveniles who are incarcerated differ from those who are not.
Be Her Resource: A Toolkit About School Resource Officers and Girls of Color
Based on these findings, this toolkit presents guiding principles and policy recommendations designed to improve interactions between girls of color and SROs, with the ultimate goal of reducing these girls’ disproportionate rates of contact with the juvenile justice system.