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NJJN recommends that records of youth involvement with the juvenile justice system be kept confidential, so that their path to education, job training, housing, and other resources is not hindered or blocked. Because confidentiality for youth encompasses a broad range of issues, from arrest and court records to placement on gang databases and registries for youth who have committed sex offenses, we have created specific recommendations with accompanying rationales for each area of concern. Learn more here.
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NJJN’s online library includes a wealth of resources on a variety of juvenile justice issues and from numerous sources. Use the library to search for the latest research, relevant news articles, targeted reports, positive court decisions, and model legislation. The library also includes items published by NJJN.
NJJN - Addressing the Intersection of Gender and Racial Disparities: a Snapshot from the Juvenile Justice Resource Hub
Girls of color suffer the effects of gender and racial bias in the youth justice system. This snapshot from the National Juvenile Justice Network contains recommendations for addressing this. Read More