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Online Tool Tracks Juvenile Justice Policy and Practice Changes

The Juvenile Justice GPS (Geography, Policy, Practice & Statistics) site monitors juvenile justice system change by examining state laws and juvenile justice practice, combined with the most relevant state and national statistics. Read More
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Rapid Growth in U.S. Incarceration Rate

The rate at which people in the United States are incarcerated has increased fivefold over the past 40 years, according to a report from the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Law and Justice. Read More
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The Unique Role of the Juvenile Defender

A white paper by the National Juvenile Defender Center asserts that while juvenile defenders are a critical protection against injustice, they face a unique set of challenges when working to engage a young client in the ... Read More
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Placing Juveniles on Sex Offender Registries is Counterproductive

Requiring juveniles to register as sex offenders can hinder rehabilitation efforts and have significant, long-term negative consequences for young perpetrators who are statistically unlikely to re-offend, according to a report released by the Illinois Juvenile Justice ... Read More