Ted Gest: In Feds' Juvenile Justice Agency, "Reform" is a Four-Letter Word
Date:  10-26-2017

"Language guidance" is issued to Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention employees and even some grantees
From The Crime Report:

Don’t look for “reform” in the Trump administration’s Justice Department, at least in the language used by its Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

The agency has issued employees a page with a dozen items of “language guidance” — a table listing “language to avoid” and “language options to use instead” — now that the new administration is overhauling many of the programs and practices of the Obama presidency.

It’s no secret that Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ anticrime priorities differ from those of his predecessors.

What has not been obvious until now is that at least in one part of the sprawling Department of Justice (DOJ), there has been a broad shift in the way DOJ employees are supposed to talk about what their agency is doing. Continue reading here.