CTJJA in the News
CT News Junkie, June 14, 2016
CT News Junkie, May 31, 2016
New Haven Register, March 26, 2016
CT News Junkie, March 9, 2016
Wall Street Journal, January 4, 2016
Connecticut Mirror, December 29, 2015
Connecticut News Junkie, December 11, 2015
WSHU, November 9, 2015
Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, November 6, 2015
Norwich Bulletin, letter to the editor
from ED Abby Anderson, September 30, 2015
Yale Daily News, September 18, 2015
Connecticut Mirror, September 17, 2015
Connecticut Mirror, September 15, 2015
Acting Director Lara Herscovitch tells legislators that it’s time to close the training school
Connecticut News Junkie, August 12, 2015
Alliance co-chair Robert Francis talks about the high rates of trauma among Connecticut’s incarcerated children
WNPR, August 12, 2015
Hartford Courant, August 11, 2015
CTNews.com, August 11, 2015
Hartford Courant, July 28, 2015
Connecticut Mirror, July 23, 2015
Hartford Courant, June 8, 2015
New Haven Register, April 27, 2015
Coalition for Juvenile Justice, April 17, 2015
Courant reports on Color of Justice forum. ‘Children of color do the same things their white peers do, but are treated more harshly’
Hartford Courant, April 13, 2015
Connecticut Mirror, March 4, 2015
Connecticut Law Tribune, February 17, 2015
“Shackling is a humiliating and potentially harmful practice”: Exec. Dir. Abby Anderson in the Hartford Courant
Hartford Courant, February 2, 2015
Exec. Dir. Abby Anderson talks with the Connecticut Mirror about the need to address trauma before kids get caught up in the juvenile justice system
Connecticut Mirror, January 23, 2015
Hartford Courant, May 23, 2014
Mother Jones’s coverage of Jane Doe: CTJJA explains how this tragic situation highlights systemic problems
Mother Jones, May 23, 2014
CT Mirror, April 15, 2014
New Britain Herald, April 13, 2014
New Haven Register, March 20, 2014
Connecticut Post, March 9, 2014
Hartford Courant, March, 4, 2014
Connecticut News Junkie, November 26, 2013
Connecticut Mirror, November 13, 2013
Executive Director Abby Anderson
By Abby Anderson on Reclaiming Futures
Yale Daily News, October 22, 2012
WNPR radio, July 2012
Abby Anderson joins a panel on WNPR to discuss the effects of recent reforms.
Hartford Courant, January 2012
CTJJA Executive Director Abby Anderson writes in The Courant about stemming the tide of school-based arrests.
FoxCT, July 2011
Abby Anderson appears on FoxCT talking about recent legislative victories and what they mean for juvenile justice.
CT-N, October 2010
CT-N OnDemand: Connecticut Juvenile Justice Alliance forum on building effective school and police partnerships to reduce in-school arrests.
The Hartford Courant, July 1, 2009
Martha Stone, executive director at the Center for Children’s Advocacy, discusses the negative consequences of Governor Rell’s proposal to eliminate DCF Voluntary Services for new children and families.
Cablevision, March 2009
CTJJA Executive Director Abby Anderson responds to a Cablevision editorial on delaying Raise the Age.
The Hartford Courant, June 15, 2008
Abby Anderson discusses how zero-tolerance policies in schools push “problem children” into the school-to-prison pipeline in her Hartford Courant op-ed.
Connecticut Post, June 13, 2008
Amanda Cuda reports on the discussion panel on the Raise the Age legislation that included DCF Deputy Director Floyd Blair, Judge Christine E. Keller, Rep. Toni E. Walker, and Office of Policy and Management Secretary Robert Genuario at the daylong conference “Leading Change: Rethinking Juvenile Justice” on June 12, 2008.
NBC 30, March 4, 2008
View coverage of U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy introducing his Juvenile Justice Improvement Act of 2008 with state Sen. Toni Harp, state Rep. Toni Walker and CTJJA Executive Director Abby Anderson. Murphy’s plan will make national juvenile justice improvements similar to recent reforms in Connecticut.
Missouri sees teen offenders as kids, not inmates. All Things Considered, October 30, 2007.
New Haven Independent, July 9, 2007
New Haven Independent reports on state Rep. Toni Walker, one of the lead legislative champions of the “Raise the Age” bill.
New Haven Register, July 2, 2007
This article looks out how Connecticut’s legislature eventually worked out a budget compromise that everyone could agree on, and equates Raise the Age with “being on the side of angels.”
Hartford Courant, July 26, 2005
As Probes Begin, Advocates Contend Again: Youths Don’t Belong In Adult System.
The Stamford Advocate, June 19, 2005
This article announces the creation a new Juvenile Review Board for Stamford, designed to keep first-time and low-level juvenile offenders out of court.
The New Haven Register, March 15, 2005
The Washington, D.C.-based Coalition for Juvenile Justice, in a study titled “Childhood on Trial: The Failure of Trying and Sentencing Youth in Adult Criminal Court,” said “adult time for adult crime” policies have failed. The Connecticut Juvenile Justice Alliance was one of the organizations asked to participate in the release of the report in Boston and provide comment on trying and sentencing youth as adults.
Reprinted from The New York Times