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The Spanish Prison System

Negredo, Laura (2014). The Spanish Prison System. Presented to Beyond the Bars Annual Conference. New York, NY: Columbia University School of Social Work. (download the presentation)          

Presentation to the 2012 Working Session of the National Summit on Youth Violence Prevention

Presentation to the 2012 Working Session of the National Summit on Youth Violence Prevention, December 2012. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Justice.  Researchers at John Jay College and Temple University designed an online survey to assess the progress of the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention. Based upon the survey results, the efforts of the participating…Read More »

Introduction to Evidence-Based Practices

Butts, Jeffrey A. (2012). Introduction to Evidence-Based Practices. Presented to the Children’s Aid Society Evidence Based Practices Forum. New York, NY. Presentation 1: Evidence-Based Models for Court-Involved Youth Presentation 2: How Researchers Generate and Interpret Evidence

Webinar: Is the Juvenile Realignment Train Slowing Down?

A recorded webinar  for the National Center for Youth in Custody (NC4YC). June 2012. After nearly two decades of falling crime, down-sizing juvenile corrections and detention is a central theme in a growing number of juvenile justice systems. But, As New York and Texas continue to down-size, California’s Governor recently announced a slow-down in his…Read More »

Keynote for the Positive Youth Justice Initiative, Sierra Health Foundation

Keynote presentation for the Positive Youth Justice Initiative at the Sierra Health Foundation, Sacramento, California. Keynote by Jeffrey Butts. All videos from the conference. The Sierra Health Foundation recently launched a new Positive Youth Justice Initiative to improve the outcomes of young people involved in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems, often referred to as crossover youth. Through the Positive Youth…Read More »

Mental Health, Substance Abuse & Brain Development in Juvenile Offenders

Butts, Jeffrey A. (2012). Mental Health, Substance Abuse & Brain Development in Juvenile Offenders. Introductory remarks for a panel discussion at the Tow Foundation symposium: “Kids Behind Bars.” John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Center on Media, Crime and Justice. New York, NY. April 23, 2012.  

Assessment of the YouthBuild Mentoring Initiative

Tomberg, Kathy (2012). Assessment of the YouthBuild Mentoring Initiative. Presentation to the YouthBuild USA National Mentoring Alliance Training. Orlando, Florida.  The Research and Evaluation Center was asked to assist YouthBuild USA in assessing its OJJDP-funded mentoring initiative. The REC helped YouthBuild design and implement self-administered questionnaires that are being completed by YouthBuild students. The project will…Read More »

Interim Results from the Implementation Assessment of the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention

Presentation to the 2nd National Summit on Youth Violence Prevention, April 2012. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Justice.  Researchers at John Jay College and Temple University designed an online survey to assess the progress of the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention in six cities: Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Memphis, Salinas, and San Jose. Based upon these…Read More »

National Trends in Youth Crime: 1980-2010

Butts, Jeffrey (2012). National Trends in Youth Crime. Presented to the Seventh Annual Harry Frank Guggenheim Symposium on Crime in America, February 6, 2012. John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, NY.  

Building Juvenile Justice for the Future

 Butts, Jeffrey A. (2011). Building a Juvenile Justice System for the Future. Presentation to the Michigan Family Impact Seminar, Michigan State Capitol. Lansing, MI: Michigan State University. Download Presentation. Watch Video.    

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