by Christine Stuart | Jan 17, 2019 4:30pm
Posted to: Courts | Housing | Jobs | Juvenile Justice | Law Enforcement | Legal | Public Safety | Transparency
HARTFORD, CT — The ACLU’s Smart Justice coalition, which is led by formerly incarcerated individuals, wants the Connecticut General Assembly to pass legislation that will increase prosecutorial transparency and another that would end discrimination of formerly incarcerated individuals.
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by Jack Kramer | Jan 2, 2019 12:00pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Courts | Juvenile Justice | Law Enforcement | Legal | Nonprofits | Public Safety
HARTFORD, CT — Members of the Criminal Justice Policy Advisory Commission (CJPAC) held their final meeting last week and took time to reflect on what many said were monumental, positive changes to the system they helped manage.
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by Christine Stuart | Dec 19, 2018 11:34am
Posted to: Housing | Jobs | Juvenile Justice | Law Enforcement | Legal | Transportation | Hartford
HARTFORD, CT — It’s part of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s legacy, but Gov.-elect Ned Lamont wants to continue the progress that’s been made on criminal justice reform.
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by Christina Quaranta | Dec 7, 2018 10:52am
Posted to: Child Welfare | Jobs | Juvenile Justice | Law Enforcement | Opinion | Member Opinion | Public Safety
When something goes wrong in a community, whatever happened to asking its members what they need? Sometimes the answer we hear might be “more police,” or to “lock up the children” in our neighborhoods. But more often than not, when given the option, community folk will say that the answer is to get young people the help they need.
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by Jack Kramer | Sep 24, 2018 1:31pm
Posted to: Courts | Election 2018 | Juvenile Justice | Legal | Public Safety
HARTFORD, CT—Gov. Dannel P. Malloy trumpeted statistics that show crime trends continue to decrease in Connecticut while criticizing candidates for office who he said are misleading the public by stating the state is not safer than its been in decades.
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by Christine Stuart | May 8, 2018 6:47pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Election Policy | Equality | Juvenile Justice | Legal
HARTFORD, CT — The House spent about an hour Tuesday debating and then tabling a bill that would restore voting rights to parolees, who are still serving their sentences.
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by Parker Fiske | Apr 13, 2018 12:31pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Juvenile Justice | Middletown
HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy closed the Connecticut Juvenile Training School Thursday, almost three months ahead of schedule.
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by Christine Stuart | Mar 29, 2018 4:30am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Equality | Ethics | Health Care | Juvenile Justice | Law Enforcement
HARTFORD, CT — Advocates told the Judiciary Committee Wednesday that shackling an inmate while she is pregnant - or telling an inmate to use her sock when she runs out of feminine hygiene products - is not just offensive, it’s also inhumane.
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by Peter Urban | Jan 18, 2018 12:01pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Congress | DC News Junkie | Education | Juvenile Justice
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Chris Murphy on Wednesday said he fears the Trump administration may take “a giant step backwards” when it comes to addressing school discipline policies that fall heaviest on minorities and disabled students.
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by Abby Anderson | Jan 2, 2018 12:07pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Education | Juvenile Justice | Law Enforcement | Opinion | Member Opinion | Nonprofits | Public Health | Poverty | Public Safety | Middletown
As we’ve consistently said during the two-year period since Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced that Connecticut’s prison for boys, the Connecticut Juvenile Training School (CJTS), would close, the goal should not be simply to close a building. In fact, in many ways CJTS is a symbol. It symbolizes what we believe about youth, their capacity to change, and their worth.
In calling for CJTS to close, we are NOT calling for the kids to simply be released home or to be kept in pre-trial detention. We are calling for the development of a juvenile justice system that works for even the most challenging youth with the most unacceptable behaviors.
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