Rewriting the Playbook for Reducing Juvenile Delinquency

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A growing body of research champions developmentally appropriate strategies for supporting young people who have crossed paths with the juvenile justice system. Instead of promoting surveillance, punishment and intensive sanctions like detention, the latest research supports strategies rooted in patience, encouragement and positive youth development.

December 6, 2018

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Kids Deserve Better: Why Juvenile Detention Reform Matters

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Detention is a pivotal decision point in the juvenile justice process. Even a short turn in confinement can have an outsized influence on court outcomes, and it can also mean profound and potentially lifelong negative consequences for the young people involved, according to research.

December 5, 2018

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