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Assessing the Cost of Youth Incarceration

Thirty-three U.S. states and jurisdictions spend $100,000 or more annually to incarcerate a young person, and continue to generate outcomes that result in even greater costs, according to a new report. Read More
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A Roadmap for Illinois Prison Reform

The report describes foundational achievements in criminal justice reform over the past several years and sets forth recommendations for wiser use of incarceration, including decreasing prison admissions and the length of prisoners’ stays. Read More
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Youth Perspective on Being Tried as Adults

A report from the John Howard Association of Illinois explores how young people who have been tried, convicted and imprisoned as adults understand and perceive the process, and makes a number of recommendations for improving it. Read More
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Texas Juvenile Justice Reform Laws Successful

New data from the Texas Office of Court Administration reveals that two state laws passed in 2013 have fueled an 83 percent decline in the number of schoolchildren prosecuted in adult court for minor infractions. Read More
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U.S. Dept. of Justice, MacArthur Renew Juvenile Justice Reform Partnership

First established in 2011, the renewed partnership will provide $2 million to advance juvenile justice reform. Read More
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Improving Outcomes for Youth Involved with the Justice System

Reports from the Council of State Governments Justice Center offer state and local governments recommendations to improve outcomes for youth who come into contact with the juvenile justice system. Read More

"Atlanta Lawyer Jonathan Rapping Wins MacArthur ‘Genius Grant'"

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Jonathan Rapping, 2014 MacArthur Fellow
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"Sarah Deer Among 21 Diverse MacArthur 'Genius Grant' Winners"

Indian Country Today Media Network
Sarah Deer, 2014 MacArthur Fellow
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