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Assessment of New York City Gun Violence Reduction Strategy: Year 1 Report

Delgado, Sheyla, Laura Negredo, Popy Begum, Michelle Cubellis, Alana Henninger, Douglas Evans, Kathy Tomberg, and Jeffrey Butts (2013). NYC Assessment 2013. New York, NY: Research & Evaluation Center, John Jay College of Criminal Justice. The Research and Evaluation Center at John Jay College is assessing the implementation of gun violence reduction initiatives in New York City…Read More »

Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

There is More than One ‘System’ in Juvenile Justice by Jeffrey A. Butts, April 24, 2013 Juvenile Justice Information Exchange Mental health is one important issue in a bundle of issues affecting public understanding of juvenile crime and juvenile justice. Others in the same bundle include substance abuse, family violence, head injuries and various forms…Read More »

Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

Interpreting the Juvenile Incarceration Drop by Jeffrey A. Butts, March 20, 2013 Juvenile Justice Information Exchange On March 17, Nate Balis and Tom Woods from the Annie E. Casey Foundation responded to my JJIE opinion column from March 7 in which I cautioned that it was too soon to claim intentional reform as the cause…Read More »

Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

Are We Too Quick to Claim Credit for Falling Juvenile Incarceration Rates? by Jeffrey A. Butts, March 7, 2013 Juvenile Justice Information Exchange The youth justice field is in a celebratory mood. Last month, the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Justice Policy Institute released major reports on the declining rate of juvenile incarceration in…Read More »

Juvenile Justice Reforms

    Evans, Douglas (2012). New John Jay College Report Looks at Juvenile Justice Reforms. Reclaiming Futures Blog: News & Information. Portland, OR: Reclaiming Futures, Portland State University. The Research and Evaluation Center at John Jay College of Criminal Justice recently released a comprehensive report that discusses state juvenile justice reforms. “Pioneers of Youth Justice Reform: Achieving System Change Using…Read More »

Transfers to Adult Court Don’t Explain Drop in Youth Crime

Jeffrey Butts, Guest ColumnistApril 20, 2012 –  The state of Florida transfers far more juvenile offenders to the criminal (adult) court system than any other state in the nation. In this sense at least, Florida can rightly claim to be No. 1. Florida’s population is roughly half that of California’s, but it transfers youths to adult…Read More »

Juvenile Justice Q & A

Butts, Jeffrey A. (2012). Juvenile Justice Q & A. New York, NY: Research and Evaluation Center, John Jay College of Criminal Justice. City University of New York. Jeffrey Butts answers key questions about juvenile justice, including “what exactly is juvenile justice?”… “what does it mean when we read statistics about youth in ‘the system’?” … and…Read More »

Interim Report 1: National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention

      Butts, Jeffrey A., Kathleen Tomberg, Douglas Evans, Rhoda Ramdeen, Caterina Roman, and Caitlin Taylor (2012). Interim Report 1: National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention. New York, NY: Research and Evaluation Center, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. The National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention is designed to promote…Read More »

FBI Data Show Changes in the Six Cities Participating in the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention

Preliminary figures from the FBI indicate that the number of reported violent crimes nationwide fell 6.4 percent for the first 6 months of 2011 when compared with the same time in 2010. Violent crimes include murder, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. The data presented below show varying trends for the six cities participating in…Read More »

Are we Reducing Crime by Limiting the Use of Incarceration?

Reclaiming Futures (2012). Blog: News & Information. Portland, OR: Reclaiming Futures, Portland State University. When casual readers of the news media search for stories about juvenile crime and justice today, they find a lot of good news. Other than the perennial media coverage of individual crimes and victimization, an online search about juvenile justice today generates dozens…Read More »

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