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The New York State Youth Justice Institute strives to build and strengthen the capacity of localities around New York State to adopt evidence-informed youth justice practices. We do so by disseminating information, assisting with implementation and assessing efficacy in existing youth justice programs, and by conducting cutting-edge research to advance the science and practice of evidence-based initiatives.

 

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NYS Youth Justice Peer Advisory Council Now Accepting Applications!

The YJI is currently seeking applications for the NYS Youth Justice Peer Advisory Council (PAC). The PAC's mission is to empower young adults with lived justice system experience to become key advisors on youth justice policy and practice development in New York State. Click here for a flyer with additional information. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

Submit your NYS Youth Justice Peer Advisory Council (PAC) application here.

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Lunch & Learn: Presented by Dr. Tiffany Hogan
Pervasive Penalty: How the Criminalization of Homelessness Perpetuates Poverty Identification and Support for Language Learning Disabilities
Tuesday, August 28 at 12PM ET

Every month, the YJI brings to you the work of prominent researchers and practitioners in the field of youth justice!

For the next session of its Lunch & Learn webinar series on Wednesday, September 28 at 12PM ET, the YJI has invited Dr. Tiffany Hogan, Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston. She will be discussing how to identify and better support children with Developmental Language Disorder (DLD). 

The webinar will be webcast live and on the YJI's website at a later date.

Click here to register for this webinar session.

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Lunch & Learn: Presented by Chris Herring, PhD
Pervasive Penality: How the Criminalization of Homelessness Perpetuates Poverty

Every month, the YJI brings to you the work of prominent researchers in the field of youth justice! Our "Lunch & Learn" sessions are designed to be interactive, informative, and thought-provoking.

On August 2, 2022, Dr. Chris Herring, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of California Los Angeles, presented as part of our Lunch & Learn series. In this talk, Dr. Herring discussed homeless youth, policing, and alternatives to criminalization.⁠

View the recordings of this and other Lunch & Learn sessions.

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Beyond 2020 - The Next Normal: COVID-19 and Youth Forum

From June 1-3, 2021, the YJI held a series of panel discussions among youth justice stakeholders from around the country that explored the pandemic's continued impacts on youth, their families, and their communities; and ways to leverage challenges and lessons of the pandemic to move the field closer to eliminating of racial and ethnic disparities, ensuring equity and justice, and prioritizing individual and communal health and well-being.

Learn more about how the YJI is contributing to national and international discussions on COVID-19 and youth.

 

 

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Racial Equity & Youth Justice Microsite

The Racial Equity & Youth Justice Microsite offers youth and community justice partners a curated and living array of relevant national and YJI-developed racial justice resources and research. The selected tools (guides, toolkits, webinars, scholarly articles, etc.) are meant to provide concrete supports that empower, instruct, motivate, and inspire our work to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in youth justice systems. We invite you to contribute to this site by nominating resources for future inclusion. Email nominations to [email protected].

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Youth Justice News Coverage

Would you like to know how many youth justice news stories were published on race and ethnicity disparities in the last six months in your state? You can do so using this interactive dashboard!

Every week, the New York State Youth Justice Institute's team curates stories from local, national and international media outlets on diverse youth justice topics: SOGIE, Law & Politics, Courts, and many more. Each news story is coded according to its main topic and can be filtered by date and place of publication. This dashboard also includes international coverage of youth justice news. All of the original news articles are available and you can read them in their entirety by following the links on this youth justice news dashboard.

 

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Overrepresentation of LGBTQ & GNC Youth in Juvenile Justice Systems

 For Pride Month, we created this handy fact sheet that provides a brief overview of the overrepresentation of LGBTQ and GNC youth in juvenile justice systems. It also provides some useful resources if you'd like to learn more about these topics. See this flipbook below to learn more!

 

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