|Committee on a Prioritized Plan to Implement a Developmental Approach in Juvenile Justice Reform|
Meeting # 2
In the second meeting’s open session the committee discussed access to and the quality of counsel, the role of State Advisory Groups, family engagement, and racial and ethnic disparities. The meeting also discussed the role of OJJDP within the larger OJP/DOJ, and the JJDPA Reauthorization.
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Committee on the Illicit Tobacco Market: Collection and Analysis of the International Experience
At the open session of this meeting, the study committee heard about enforcement and policy experiences at the federal, state, local, and international levels (with an emphasis on the domestic U.S. experience; the international experience will receive more attention at the open session of a subsequent committee meeting). This discussion will help inform the deliberations of the study committee and assist it in drafting its report. It also allowed stakeholders to share valuable information with one another.
Q&A interview with Richard Rosenfeld, chair of the Roundtable on Crime Trends in The Crime Report entitled, Explaining the U.S. Crime Decline.
DBASSE Reports Related to Gun Violence and Schools
A 2005 report from the Committee on Law and Justice, Firearms and Violence: A Critical Review, found that there is scant evidence about the effectiveness of current measures to prevent and control gun violence and outlined a comprehensive research program. In 2003, the Board on Children, Youth, and Families and CLAJ studied youth violence in schools: Deadly Lessons: Understanding Lethal School Violence.
CLAJ Member Spotlight
Carl C. Bell,
University of Illinois at Chicago
Dr. Bell is an internationally recognized authority on racism, misdiagnosis of affective disorders, children exposed to violence prevention, HIV prevention, Isolated Sleep paralysis, and resiliency. He has an extensive background in psychiatric treatment, research, education, and administration. Author or co-author of more than 400 books, monographs, chapters, articles and technical reports.
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