A Road Map for Juvenile Justice Reform

2008 KIDS COUNT Essay

This KIDS COUNT essay report summarizes six key challenges and opportunities for reforming the juvenile justice system in the U.S. for the benefit of youth, families and communities.

December 30, 2008

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Audience Group


We want vulnerable kids to have a bright future. That’s why we work tirelessly to advance solutions that improve the well-being of kids in America.

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The Promise and Challenge of Mentoring High-Risk Youth

Findings from the National Faith-Based Initiative

This report leverages the experiences of four faith-based organizations that developed mentorship programs aimed at supporting older, high-risk youth. Readers will explore data-driven findings, moves to make and challenges to consider when designing similar programs that connect caring adults with youth whose lives have veered off track. 

March 1, 2004

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Community Investments for Family Economic Success

A guide to key ideas, effective approaches, and technical assistance resources for Making Connections cities and site teams.

An overview of strategies, tools and resources that can help trigger new or improved housing, commercial/retail and infrastructure investment in low-income communities.  

August 11, 2003

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AdvoCasey: Spring 2003

Juvenile Justice at a Crossroads

When it comes to America’s juvenile justice system, failure, waste and even abuse of troubled youth are rampant. The better news? Thanks to promising reform efforts and policy innovations, which this publication explores, the prospects for progress have never been stronger.

March 21, 2003

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Partnerships Between Corrections and Child Welfare

Collaboration for Change, Part Two

The criminal justice system interacts with many of the same families involved in the child welfare system and while it makes sense that these systems would work together, too often they do not. This guide describes ways that the two systems can work together to improve and strengthen family and community bonds.

January 1, 2001

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