10 Years of Juvenile Justice Reform

juvenile-justice-reform_reentry_whyWe lock up far too many kids in this country, even though two recent studies – Pathways to Desistance and one by the Council of State Governments – have shown that even youth who have committed serious violent offenses can be managed safely and effectively in the community. In most jurisdictions, we can do more to help young people reintegrate safely and successfully into their communities. 

That's why we're celebrating the 10th anniversary of our founding by spotlighting the nine principles of youth justice reform all of our members endorse to create a fairer youth justice system that is also developmentally appropriate. This month’s principle: reducing youth institutionalization

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