The Dangers of Detention

The Impact of Incarcerating Youth in Detention and Other Secure Facilities

Posted December 9, 2007
By Justice Policy Institute
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Despite the lowest youth crime rates in 20 years, hundreds of thousands of kids are still being locked away in secure detention centers, or juvenile jail. But lock up does not deter crime and does more harm than good for the kids themselves. This policy brief looks at the consequences of detention on kids and communities and the positive results coming from Casey’s Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI). 

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