[vc_single_image image=”ype-of-5245″ image_size=”full” frame=”noframe” full_width=”no” lightbox=”yes” link_target=”_self” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] [vc_column_text pb_margin_bottom=”no” pb_border_bottom=”no” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] [Highlights from the week’s juvenile justice and justice related articles, reports, videos and more that are worth your time.] [/vc_column_text] [box title=”Juvenile Justice System Still a Hotbed of Sexual Assault on Children: DOJ Study” type=”coloured” pb_margin_bottom=”no” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”]

According to a new U.S. Department of Justice report, 9.5 percent of youths incarcerated in juvenile facilities in America report being sexually abused in the past year of their detention.

READ MORE: http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/06/10/doj-study-juvenile-justice-sexual-assault

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A great new online resource from the Advancement Project allows you to see how your state is working to end the school-to-prison pipeline– from state resources to great organizations working on the ground to promote change to headlines from the news on where change is happening.

HOW IS YOUR STATE DOING?: http://safequalityschools.org/map#

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Tamar Birckhead writes, “As a criminal defense lawyer and the mother of two girls, I have a very effective disciplinary tool at my disposal: I can take just about any undesirable interaction between my daughters and frame it as a crime…But what separates my girls’ actions – which can readily be characterized as developmentally appropriate inappropriate behavior – from that of my clients? Sadly, I believe that it comes down to race, class and cultural status.”

READ MORE: http://jjie.org/op-ed-when-kids-behave-like-kids-dont-punish-them-like-they-are-adults/

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Are architects violating their professional code of ethics when they design and erect buildings that violate human rights? Like Prisons and Solitary Housing Units? The brilliantly addictive 99% Invisible radio show investigates:

LISTEN: https://soundcloud.com/roman-mars/99-invisible-80-an-architects-code

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Kids Count: Reducing Youth Incarceration” type=”coloured” pb_margin_bottom=”no” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”]

While we still lead the world in youth incarceration rates, those rates are beginning to decline. A new report from the AEC Foundation finds that in 2010 populations of incarcerated youth were at a new 35-year low. What’s more? This decline has not contributed to an increase in juvenile crime.

READ MORE: http://www.aecf.org/~/media/Pubs/Initiatives/KIDS%20COUNT/R/ReducingYouthIncarcerationSnapshot/DataSnapshotYouthIncarceration.pdf

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