Learn the Basics of Juvenile Justice

Posted March 26, 2024
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
Group of diverse teenagers standing together. Young female and male friends wearing in casual clothes.

The fol­low­ing resources, devel­oped for the pub­lic as well as juve­nile jus­tice prac­ti­tion­ers, include a gen­er­al overview of youth jus­tice terms and con­cepts. It spans sub­jects from sta­tus offens­es to effec­tive alter­na­tives to confinement.

Under­stand­ing Juve­nile Justice

Juve­nile Detention

Diver­sion, Restora­tive Jus­tice and Youth Probation

Youth Incar­cer­a­tion

Get Involved in Juve­nile Jus­tice Reform

This col­lec­tion of resources offers infor­ma­tion, research and ways to take action toward a bet­ter and more equi­table youth jus­tice sys­tem,” says Nate Balis, direc­tor of the Foundation’s Juve­nile Jus­tice Strat­e­gy Group.

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