A Step Forward for Juvenile Justice-Hope Springs Eternal

Per the Coalition for Juvenile Justice: House Passes HR 1809 to Reform and Reauthorize the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. Today, in the U.S. House of Representatives, a bipartisan bill that would reauthorize the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, and enhance the focus on prevention, was passed by voice vote. The legislation, known […]

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How Low Can it Go? Juvenile Arrests, that is!

The almost two-decade decline in the number of juveniles arrested in Wisconsin each year continued to decline through 2015, as noted in a recent WCCF Report on The State of Juvenile Justice in Wisconsin.  As one would expect, that leads into declines in a number of other areas, including declines in the number of youth […]

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The Health Effects of Revocations in Wisconsin

A large number of people are incarcerated each year for revocation, a criminal offense that occurs when someone is released from prison and breaks the rules of their supervision. Estimates suggest that across the U.S., half of the people in jails and more than one-third of the people entering prison are locked up for a […]

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Electing Candidates for Kids this November

With just twelve days left until Election Day, we have a lot of choices to make about the future of our state, and the future of our country. We’ve listened to candidates for local and national office talk about what makes them the best person for the job, and what they will do for us, […]

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Introducing the Wisconsin Legislative Children’s Caucus!

This week, the Wisconsin legislature launched the Children’s Caucus Steering Committee, a bipartisan and bicameral caucus co-chaired by Senator Julie Lassa (D-Stevens Point) and Representative Joan Ballweg (R-Markesan). The goal of the caucus will be to research and advocate for promising, evidence-based public policy that will improve the quality of life for all Wisconsin’s children, […]

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