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Selected Websites
American Bar Association (ABA) Juvenile Justice Committee
The Juvenile Justice Committe of the American Bar Association develops continuing legal education (CLE) programs for juvenile justice practitioners and develops policies to further national juvenile justice reform. The site has newsletters and other publications on the topic.
Annie E. Casey Foundation Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative
Organization designed to support the Casey Foundation's vision that all youth involved in the juvenile justice system have opportunities to develop into healthy, productive adults. Particularly helpful is the Kids Count Data Center which lays out statistics about child well-being by state and across states.
Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations
This web-based service allows you to search for the meaning of abbreviations for English language legal publications, from the British Isles, the Commonwealth and the United States, including those covering international and comparative law. The Cardiff Index can be searched either from abbreviation to title or from title to abbreviation.
Civil Rights Clearinghouse
The Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse collects documents and information from civil rights cases in specific case categories across the United States. It is available to scholars, teachers, students, policymakers, advocates, and the public, to allow greater understanding of civil rights litigation in this country.
Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ)
CJJ is a national nonprofit association representing governor-appointed advisory groups on juvenile justice from the U.S.  The site contains reports, fact sheets and state by state directories.
Court Listener
Court Listener is free legal search engine with an alert service covering the U.S. federal appellate courts, a database of opinions with more than 750,000 documents, including the Supreme Court corpus since 1754. Court Listener automatically updates the latest court documents and is a core project of the Free Law Project.
The site provides information on 150 criminal justice, crime victim services and juvenile justice programs.
FBI Records: The Vault
The Vault contains 6,700 documents and other media that have been scanned from paper into digital copies that include FBI files that have been released to the public.  New files are added regularly.
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
The FBI site contains a great deal of information on crime in the U.S. as well as the Bureau itself.  The links to Reports & Publications and For Researchers are particularly useful for tracking down information on statistics or other information.
Fight Crime: Invest in Kids
Fight Crime aims to reduce crime through early prevention in children's lives.  The site contains reports, briefs and other relevant research about preventative programs such as Head Start.    Fight Crime breaks down it's own research by subject, state and year.
Introduction to Basic Legal Citation
This introduction to legal citation is focused on the forms of citation used in professional practice rather than those used in journal publication.
Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries (MTCLL)
Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries is an online library that includes court rules, forms, and links to other resources about the criminal justice system in Massachusetts.  Topics include juvenile justice and general Massachusetts law.
National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD)
This is a searchable website containing statistics, reports, and publications on the topic of criminal justice.
National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP)
Public policy center dedicated to promoting the economic security, health, and well-being of America’s low-income families and children.  The site includes data tools, state profiles and more.
National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice (NCMHJJ)
NCMHJJ is a government agency that focuses on improving policies and programs for youth with mental health disorders in collaboration with juvenile justice systems.  The site includes access to the organizations research and reports on juvenile justice related topics.
National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD)
The NCCD provides access to research and data on the criminal justice system.  The organization promotes evidence based policies and strategies for agencies across the U.S.
National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)
The NCJRS acts as a gateway to other agencies on criminal justice and related topics.  The site directs you to the sources of statistics and information on various topics.
National Institute of Corrections (NIC)
The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons. The library provides access to over 18,000 corrections-related resources including training plans, research reports, program evaluations and more.
Office of Justice Programs (OJP)
OJP houses many department websites including the Bureau of Justice Statistics.  The site collects, analysis, statistics and publications about crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government.
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
OJJDP disseminates information about juvenile justice issues.  The site includes statistics, reports state by state contact information and much more.
Public Library of Law
The Public Library of Law (PLOL) is a free database of state and federal case law, with links to additional resources.  Available on the PLOL website are cases from U.S. Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, cases from all 50 states back to 1997, federal statutory law and codes from all 50 states, as well as regulations, court rules, constitutions and more.
Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics
The Sourcebook of Criminal Statistics brings together data from more than 100 published and unpublished sources about many aspects of criminal justice in the United States. Data is available in six sections: Criminal justice characteristics; Public opinion; Crime, victims; Arrests, seizures; Courts, prosecution, sentencing,; and Parole, jails, prisons ,death penalty. Data is viewable as well as downloadable in PDF or CSV file.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA is the U.S. government agency devoted to reducing the impact of substance abuse and mental illness in communities.  Its website provides information on research and policy, access to data, and referrals to helplines for those in distress.
United States Courts
The United States Courts website has education resources about the Supreme Court, federal courts, constitutional concepts as well as information, forms and court records for researchers, jurors and legal professionals.
Urban Institute
The Urban Institute features analysis of social issues and policy.  The site is a great source for reports and information on employment, children and youth, housing and much more.  Browse through the list of topics along the left sidebar for more information on individual topics.
Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
BJS collects and disseminates data on crime and law enforcement.  The site contains graphs for many of the statistics.  BJS includes state and federal information.
Building Blocks for Youth
The organization provides state-by-state statistics, issues, and reports on the topic of juvenile justice.
Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (CSPV)
CSPV provides access to research and literature on violence prevention along with listings of treatment and intervention programs across the nation.  The site contains information about violence-related curricula, videos, and other resource materials. CSPV also compiles data collection tools available on violence-related topics for program evaluation purposes.
Criminal Justice / Mental Health Consensus Project
Research reports and materials for policymakers and professionals to improve the response to people with mental illnesses who come into contact with the criminal justice system.
Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC) - Juveniles and the Death Penalty
The Death Penalty Information Center is a non-profit organization serving the media and the public with analysis and information on issues concerning capital punishment.  It includes a separate Roper v. Simmons resource page.
Juvenile Law Center (JLC)
Juvenile Law Center website includes information on legal advocacy, publications, projects, public education, and training dealing with child welfare, juvenile justice, and other child well fare issues.
MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Adolescent Development and Juvenile Justice
This site contains the foundation's research and reports on adolescent development and the origins and prevention of juvenile delinquency.
National Center for Juvenile Justice (NCJJ)
NCJJ is a non-profit organization that publishes original research on juvenile justice.  The Quick Links in the lower right of the website are particularly useful.  The links include quick access to state overviews, statistics and more.
National Gang Center (NGC)
The NGC provides information, resources, practical tools, and expertise for the development and implementation of effective gang prevention, intervention, and suppression strategies.
National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC)
NJDC offers a range of resources for juvenile defenders, including training, technical assistance, advocacy, networking, and collaboration.  The site also includes state by state information, assessments and reports on juvenile justice issues throughout the US.
National Youth Screening Assistance Project (NYSAP)
A juvenile justice and mental health technical assistance center at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.  The site includes information on the MAYSI-2 screening instrument.
SOBS: Chicagoland Gangs
The site is a 1996 Chicago Crime Commission pamphlet on gang names, clothing, symbols, structure, and organizations providing assistance to gang members.
Stanford Prison Experiment
The site features a slide show and information about this psychology experiment, including parallels with the abuse of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib.
Striving to Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere (STRYVE)
STRYVE offers resources on training and technical assistance, professional collaboration and networking focused on community-wide youth violence prevention strategies.  The site includes prevention strategies along with definitions and impacts of youth violence.
Additional Resources: Juvenile Justice
JJA 301 Handout (pdf)
Legal Citation (pdf)

APA Style - Citing Legal Materials

Encyclopedia of Juvenile Justice - Call #: R 364.3603 En19

Juvenile Justice Sourcebook (2014)
Subject Specialist
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June Thammasnong
Public Services Assistant
Tel: 617-879- 2222

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Adam Williams
Instruction/Research Librarian
Tel: 617-879- 2279

Revised: Mar 26th 2014
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