Websites – J
This is an alphabetical list of websites listed on Harris Library web pages.
Joint Center for Poverty Research
The Northwestern University / University of Chicago Joint Center for Poverty Research supports academic research that examines what it means to be poor in America. JCPR concentrates on the causes and consequences of poverty in America and the effectiveness of policies aimed at reducing poverty. Their goal is “to advance what is known about the economic, social and behavioral factors that cause poverty, and to establish the actual effects of interventions designed to alleviate poverty.”
Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention, Office of
This site provides a wealth of information around issues of juvenile justice and delinquency. The Statistics section includes useful links to statistics as well as a case flow diagram of how a juvenile case would go through the court system. The Resources section includes links to state contacts, national and international agencies and information on topics such as gangs, gun violence and school violence. The Programs section leads to literature reviews and model programs on topics such as “Strengthening America’s Families,” “Causes and Correlates of Delinquency,’” and “Blueprints for Violence Prevention.”