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Status Offense Reform Resources Available Online

July 30, 2014

CJJ logoThe Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ) has released online publications to help juvenile justice stakeholders reform their approach to addressing status offenses, such as truancy, running away, violating curfew laws, and possessing alcohol or tobacco. The publications were released as a follow up to the CJJ report “National Standards for the Care of Youth Charged with Status Offenses,” which provides recommendations for diverting youth charged with status offenses from the juvenile justice system.

Resources:

Learn about CJJ’s Safety, Opportunity and Success Project to support family- and community-based alternatives for status offenses.

Visit the Vera Institute’s Status Offense Reform Center, funded by the MacArthur Foundation’s Models for Change Resource Center Partnership, and read about the Models for Change initiative.