Noncitizen Youth in the Juvenile Justice System: 2018 Update

A guide to juvenile detention reform

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

February 26, 2018

Summary

In 2014, the Annie E. Casey Foundation issued a report, Noncitizen Youth in the Juvenile Justice System, aimed at ensuring the safe and fair treatment of noncitizen youth in detention. This update picks up where the 2014 report left off. It tells how subsequent policy changes have impacted youth in the juvenile justice system and offers updated advice on working with noncitizen youth and young people with noncitizen family members. The goal? Arm jurisdictions and individual employees with the information needed to craft policies and procedures consistent with the core strategies of the Foundation’s Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative.

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Key Takeaway

A lot has changed since 2014

In today’s climate of increased immigration enforcement, U.S. juvenile justice officials must learn how local immigration policies — or a lack thereof — can seriously and negatively impact the lives of noncitizen youth. This guide, which highlights recent policy changes affecting youth in the juvenile justice system, is a great place to start.   

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