Resources and Links

Disposition Alternatives Resource Guide

American Bar Association

The Annie E. Casey Foundation
"Helping vulnerable kids and families succeed"

The Center for Families, Children & the Courts
"is involved with many projects related to family, juvenile, child support, custody, visitation, and domestic violence law and procedure."

Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice
"Providing direct service, technical assistance and policy research in the field of juvenile and criminal justice."

Children and Family Justice Center at Northwestern Law
"a comprehensive children's law center where law students, under the supervision of attorneys and clinical professors, represent young people on matters of delinquency and crime, family violence, school discipline, health and disability, and immigration and asylum."

Coalition for Juvenile Justice
"Building safe communities one child at a time."

Criminal Justice Statistics Center
Office of the Attorney General, State of California, Department of Justice

Gault at 40
"Know your rights"

Homeboy Industries
"Homeboy Industries' mission is to assist at-risk and former gang-involved youth to become contributing members of our community through a variety of services in response to their multiple needs. Free programs -- including counseling, education, tattoo removal, job training and job placement -- enable young people to redirect their lives and provide them with hope for their futures."

Juvenile Justice Clinic at Georgetown Law

Legislative Analyst’s Office
California’s Nonpartisan Fiscal and Policy Advisor
Juvenile Crime – Outlook for California

National Association of Social Workers

National Center on Institutions and Alternatives
"Since 1977, the National Center on Institutions and Alternatives (NCIA) has worked to break the destructive cycle often associated with the human service and correctional systems. We provide individual care, concern, and treatment for emotionally disturbed youth, developmentally disabled adults and adolescents, and those involved in the criminal justice system."

National Center for Juvenile Justice
"a resource for independent and original research on topics related directly and indirectly to the field of juvenile justice."

The National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice
"was established in July 2001 to assist the field in developing improved policies and programs for youth with mental health disorders in contact with the juvenile justice system, based on the best available research and practice."

National Criminal Justice Reference Service
Administered by the Office of Justice Programs, US Department of Justice

National Juvenile Defender Center
"Ensuring excellence in juvenile defense and promoting justice for all children."

National Juvenile Justice Network
"Helping state advocates obtain fair and appropriate treatment for all youth in the justice system."

The National Organization of Forensic Social Work
"was established to provide for the advancement of education in the field of forensic social work through:

  • Training Programs, Forums, Panels and Lectures
  • Annual Conferences
  • Newsletter Publication
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Political Action

National Youth Gang Center
"a comprehensive, coordinated response to America's gang problem" developed by "the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)."

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
"provides national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization."

Prison Law Office
"Protecting the Constitutional Rights of California Prisoners"

Vera Institute of Justice
"Making justice systems fairer and more effective through research and innovation."

Youth Law Center
"standing up for children at risk"

Truth in Justice

Links and resources to Innocence Projects in the US.

Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth

Northwestern Law Bluhm Legal Clinic