Week of January 28, 2013

//Week of January 28, 2013

Week of January 28, 2013

News for the Week of 1/28 – 2/1

Survey: Californian Voters on Preventing School Violence – The California Endowment

The California Endowment released its report and survey results on preventing school violence entitled “Californians Say Mental Health Care and Emergency Preparedness Are Best Ways to Prevent School Violence.” A survey of 1,200 voters in California, found that “voters strongly believe that more mental health services and better emergency response training for school staff are the best strategies for preventing violence in schools.” Voters also preferred by a 2-to-1 margin hiring a school counselor over a police officer as the more effective way to prevent violence. Read the full Report

“Long-Time Reformer to Head Federal Juvenile Justice Office: Report – Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

Sources at The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) have confirmed this week that the Obama Administration plans to appoint Robert Listenbee Jr. to serve as its permanent chief. The OJJDP has not had permanent chief since 2008, when President Obama took office. The four-year vacancy is the first in nearly four-decades. Listenbee is currently chief of the Juvenile Unit of the Defender Association of Philadelphia, a member of the federal Advisory Council on Juvenile Justice, and co-chair of a national blue-ribbon taskforce on children exposed to violence.  Read full article

“Focus on Mental Health Laws to Curb Violence is Unfair, Some Say – New York Times

In the wake of the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, at least six states are considering legislation that would revise existing mental health laws. These new proposals have mental health advocates both elated and concerned. Although the legislative proposals could mean an influx of funds to increase mental health services, they also have the potential to unfairly single out people with serious mental illness as violent and dangerous.  Read the full article

 

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