Download our special bulletin announcing three important reports on juvenile justice reform (PDF). Here's what's in it:
- New KIDS COUNT Data Snapshot on Juvenile Incarceration. While the United States still leads the world in locking up its young people, a new KIDS COUNT data snapshot from the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows the nation's confinement rate is the lowest it has been in 35 years. However, racial disparities persist.
Lessons Learned From Five States That Reduced Juvenile Confinement By More Than Half. Common Ground, a new report from an NJJN partner, the Justice Policy Institute, looks closely at the states that have been the "top performers" in reducing their juvenile incarceration rates between 2001 and 2010 -- Connecticut, Arizona, Minnesota, Louisiana, and Tennessee.
- Juvenile Justice Reform In Connecticut: What's Worked. Juvenile Justice Reform in Connecticut: How Collaboration and Commitment Improved Outcomes for Youth, from the Justice Policy Institute, takes a deeper look at Connecticut's juvenile justice system reforms, profiling the work of the Connecticut Juvenile Justice Alliance, an NJJN member.