CRIME / CRIMINAL JUSTICE RESOURCES
Bureau of Justice Statistics Clearinghouse
Tel: (800) 732-3277 - Provides crime and criminal justice data.
Children’s Defense Fund
25 E Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001. Tel: (202) 662-3599
National Criminal Justice Clearing House - Juvenile
Tel: (301) 519-5500 (for international callers) or 1-800-851-3420.
Center for Criminal Justice Policy Research
Northeastern University, Boston, MA. Tel: (617) 373-3327
Centre for Restorative Justice
- BC, Canada
"The Centre for Restorative Justice, in partnership with individuals, the community, justice agencies and Simon Fraser University, exists to support and promote the principles and practices of restorative justice. The Centre provides education, innovative program models, training, evaluation and research through a resource centre and meeting place that facilitates outreach, promotion, dialogue and advocacy."
Drugs and Crime Clearinghouse
Tel: (800) 666-3332 - Distributes data on crime and drugs.
Federal Bureau of Investigation - USA
Provides crime reports by communities that submitted data to the FBI among other information.
Kids Across America Kamps
1429 Lakeshore Drive, Branson, MO 65616. Tel: (417) 335-8400; Exciting adventures in faith-based sports camping for urban youth and their adult leaders.
Mediation and Reconciliation/Restitution Services (MARRS)
4488 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38117. Tel: (901) 761-7028 - A faith-based program to bring reconciliation between juvenile offenders and their victim(s).
National Criminal Justice Reference Service
A federally-funded resource providing justice and substance abuse information to further research, policy and program development worldwide.
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
"The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) provides national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization. " See especially their Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse
with lots of information on juvenile justice topics.
Restorative Justice Online
Out of Prison Fellowship International, this website has a lot of interesting resources on restorative justice around the world.
Straight Ahead Ministries
Straight Ahead Ministries trains volunteers to be Bible discussion group facilitators in juvenile detention centers. Motivated teens who want to grow in their spiritual walk have the opportunity to live in a structured aftercare home (a girls' home is available in central Massachusetts) or to be enfolded back into their communities of origin through Straight Ahead's Urban Church Network.
Blumstein, A. (1995, August). "Violence by young people: Why the deadly nexus?" National Institute of Justice Journal, p. 2
Mirsky, Laura. "The Jerry Lee Program Research on Restorative Justice: Promising Results," Realjustice.org, Online article.
Thompson, Don. (1Feb06) "Youth prisons found squalid by inspectors," Mercury News.com. And, Thompson, Don. (2Feb06) "Reforms just beginning, California corrections secretary says," Mercury News.com.
Baldassare, M. (ed.). (1994). The Los Angeles riots: Lessons for the urban future. Boulder & San Francisco: Westview Press.
Keminer, W. (1995). It’s all the rage: Crime & culture. Boston: Addison-Wesley.
Shakur S. (aka, Monster Kody Scott). (1993). Monster: The autobiography of an L.A. gang member. New York City: Penguin.
Dean Borgman and Julie Nichols cCYS