Press Archive

BI Mentions

April 6, 2011 | Incarceration not the only option for juvenile justice | Rina Palta, KALW News

March 10, 2011 | States Cut Juvenile Justice Budgets: Who Wins? | Equal Voice Newspaper | By Claudia Rowe

November 10, 2010 | James Bell on Letters to Washington Speaking About Oscar Grant Case | KPFA

October 7, 2010 | New Report from The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) released a new report mentions BI: Native Hawaiians Over-Represented in Hawaii’s Criminal Justice System

September 3, 2010 | The Informant | Criminal justice is our social safety net – because everything else is falling apart | By Allie Winston, KALW News


September 2, 2010 | BI co-authors Report On Disparities and the Criminal Justice System Finds 
That Lack of Data Leads to Bad Policy

June 15, 2010 |  Episode #15: James Bell, Executive Director, W. Haywood Burns Institute | The Criminal Justice Conversations Podcast with David Onek

The BI’s State and County Data Map is mentioned in the EB-Advocates newsletter issue Spring 2010 in the section: “Juvenile Justice Around the Nation: States Leading By Example.”  

The BI and its report, “Adoration of the Question” are mentioned in the Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice report“Getting Beyond Failure: Promising Approaches for Reducing DMC.” 

April 20, 2010 | Chicago Public Radio: Why is There a Divide in Juvenile Justice? by Linda Paul, Chicago Public Radio

March 10, 2010 | Youth Radio | Racial and Ethnic Disparities Juvenile Justice Data Map by Denise Tejada

March 15, 2010 | The Columbus Dispatch | Lockup’s racial disparity glaring: City schools, police seek alternatives to youth detention by Rita Price

March 4, 2010 | Mobile Press-Register | Blacks 4 times more likely to end up in juvenile justice system, says report by Brendan Kirby


February 25, 2010 | Amsterdam News | NY Racial Disparities Task Force Mention: City Council fails to properly address gangs; new bill could target Black and Latino teens by Stephon Johnson


Youth Today Q&A: Burns Institute Executive Director James Bell


January 27, 2010 | Epoch Times | Abuse in Juvenile Detention Rampant, Says Expert By Mary Silver


January 15, 2010 | Newsweek | James Bell Mention in Newsweek: Children Are Not Too Old to Change By Ellis Cose




January 11, 2010 | Southeast Missourian BI Mention: Jonathan McClard’s mother lobbies for juvenile justice bill By Erin Hever




National Juvenile Justice Network writes: An op-ed in The Huffington Post by James Bell (W. Haywood Burns Institute) called for reauthorization of the JJDPA and asked society to “pierce the veil of supposedly ‘tough on crime’ legislation,” and “The Keeper and the Kept…” is the second in a series from the W. Haywood Burns Institute that endeavors to address all aspects of reducing disparities in the juvenile justice system.”


Family Justice’s Ryan Shanahan writes about the American Bar Association Symposium: A New Paradigm for Juvenile Justice, “for me the highlight was hearing James Bell, founder and executive director of the W. Haywood Bell Institute, who gave a pointed critique of our country’s overreliance on detention.


Executive Director James Bell is featured in the latest edition of Americans Who Tell the Truth by Robert Shetterly. 


June 2008 | James Bell delivers keynote at the New Jersey Juvenile Justice Commission’s Annual Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) All Sites Conference.


June 2008 | DMC Action Network Presentations on Data and DMC Coordination by BI staff members Laura John Ridolfi and Michael Finley.


Annie E. Casey Foundations 2008 Kids Count Data Book Online.


September 2007 | Committee on Education and Labor, Subcommittee on Healthy Families and Communities.Testimony of Andrea Weisman.


April 2007 | Juvenile detention population declines” article in the Courier Post in which BI Sr. Program Associate Michael Finley is quoted. 


September 2006 | 11th Annual DMC Conference: Policing DMC – How Law Enforcement Agencies Can Help to Reduce Disproportionate Minority Confinement at the Local Level. Download the presentation by Tucson Capt. Kevin Mayhew, who BI staff trained to analyze statistics.



June 2006 | Equal Justice Publication of Washington State Minority and Justice Commission. Volume 10, Number 1.


November 2005 | How Criminal System Racial Disparities May Translate into Health Disparities. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved – Volume 16, Number 4.


August 2005 | “Race and Redemption” article about James Bell and the BI in The American Prospect by Ellis Cose.


2005 | Building Blocks Report including BI analysis from National Institute of Corrections. No Turning Back: Promising Approaches to Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities Affecting Youth of Color in the Justice System.


2004 | A DMC Chronology 1998-2004 by Heidi Hsia, DMC Coordinator for Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.


Testimony: Jena 6 and the Role of Federal Intervention in Hate. Crimes and Race-Related Violence in Public Schools, Charles J. Ogletree, Jr.


October 2003 |OLR Bill Analysis sHB 6686: An Act Concerning to Reduction of Disproportionate Minority Representation in the Juvenile Justice System.