The U.S. Department of Education has produced a school discipline guidance package to support safe schools, reduce expulsions and suspensions, and ensure fair treatment of all students.
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention has relaunched its Model Programs Guide, an online resource of more than 180 evidence-based prevention, intervention, and reentry programs.
School and justice leaders from across the state gathered in Ann Arbor to share ideas and develop collaborative strategies for keeping children in school and out of trouble.
The Coalition for Juvenile Justice has released new recommedations for limiting court involvement for youth charged with non-delinquent offenses.
The Michigan Committee on Juvenile Justice (MCJJ) is making the reduction of school truancy and elimination of the school to prison pipeline one of its top priorities for the next three years. Students who miss excessive amounts of class are far more likely to drop out of school, enter the juvenile justice system, and eventually, end up in prison, research shows. Unnecessary suspensions and expulsions also contribute to the problem.
The Families and Schools Together (FAST) – Middle School FAST model is being implemented to reduce compulsive behaviors in youth such as substance abuse and violence, and to improve positive scholastic behaviors, while building resiliency factors against risks and stressors that contribute to violence and delinquency.
The City of Albion is participating in a delinquency prevention planning process intended to reduce risk and enhance protective factors as a way to prevent youth from entering the juvenile justice system.
This school truancy program focuses on children and youth between the ages of 6 to 15 who have been reported by the school as having significant non-attendance patterns that are considered truant according to school policy.