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The Comeback States: Reducing Juvenile Incarceration in the United States
In state legislatures across the country, a new mentality on youth incarceration is emerging, dramatically reversing a troubling trend while also benefiting kids, saving taxpayer money and keeping communities safe.
Juvenile justice advocates across the country have worked hard to ensure that fewer youth are incarcerated unnecessarily -- this report, co-authored by NJJN and the Texas Public Policy Foundation, looks at nine states that have led the way in the past decade by implementing policies that reduce juvenile incarceration -- and ensure policymakers stay focused on what's good for youth and good for communities.
NJJN’s online library includes a wealth of resources on a variety of juvenile justice issues and from numerous sources. Use the library to search for the latest research, relevant news articles, targeted reports, positive court decisions, and model legislation. The library also includes items published by NJJN.
When your state proposes to close youth prisons and have counties serve youth in trouble with the law in the community, how do you keep counties at the table? The Fiscal Policy Center's new tip sheet provides four examples of funding legislation that can help. Read More