Locking up young people has negative consequences both for the youth themselves and for their communities. While the past few decades have seen positive steps taken in juvenile justice, both by individual jurisdictions and through national initiatives, there is much more that needs to be done. Shifting resources to community-based services and youth development is key. Below are resources on needed reforms to ensure that young people are treated appropriately in the justice system.
The Council of State Governments Justice Center prepared this paper with support from, and in partnership with: Sponsored by and with guidance from: Acknowledgements This paper is the result of a collaborative effort involving juvenile justice experts, practitioners, and advocates from across the country.
It draws on an extensive review of the literature and related research, observations from the field, feedback from national experts, several multidisciplinary forums and advisory group discussions, and a rigorous review process.
Although the individuals involved in every aspect of the project are too numerous to thank, the authors hope they see their efforts reflected in this paper. This report could not have been developed without the esteemed expertise and contributions of Shay Bilchik, Dr. Mark Lipsey, Ned Loughran, Dr.
Brian Lovins, and Dr. Casey Foundation for their careful review and insight into the draft.
This report would also not have been possible without the support and leadership of Administrator Robert Listenbee, Jr. CSG Justice Center staff also had the opportunity to visit with several state and local juvenile justice systems to better understand the implementation of effective juvenile justice policies, practices, and programs.
Finally, a group of advisors and partners generously gave their time and expertise to the whitepaper and deserve recognition: Special thanks go to Karen Watts and Liam Julian for their editorial counsel.It is the mission of the Benton-Franklin Counties Juvenile Justice Center to advance the safety and well being of our community by reducing juvenile at-risk and criminal behavior and the .
The Office of Juvenile Justice is a part of the Louisiana Government serving youth who have been adjudicated delinquent or Families in Need of Services.
ACS provides a wide range of services to improve the lives of children and families involved in the New York City’s juvenile justice system, while building stronger .
Introduction Washington State provides members of the public with access to data and information contained in unsealed juvenile records.1 In this paper, I use multiple methods – including data analysis, interviews, and cost analysis – in order to examine the process, effects, and fiscal costs of records sealing, the only mechanism that allows such individuals to recover their privacy.
The Juvenile Justice System Improvement Project (JJSIP) is a national initiative to reform the juvenile justice system by translating "what works" into everyday practice and policy. Thank you for visiting the web site for the Butler County Juvenile Justice Center.
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