Research Network on Adolescent Development & Juvenile Justice

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About this Research Network

Funded from 1997 to 2009.

Seeking to expand the base of knowledge about juvenile crime and delinquency; to disseminate that knowledge to professionals and the public; to improve decision making in the current system; and to prepare the way for the next generation of reform in juvenile justice policy and practice. Read More


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Landmark Developments in Juvenile Justice Reform

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that its 2012 decision banning mandatory life-without-parole sentences for juveniles convicted of murder must be applied retroactively, granting hundreds of men and women a new sentencing or parole hearing. Read More 

"Uncertainty Awaits on the Outside"

The Dallas Morning News
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"The Terrible Teens"

The New Yorker
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"The Teenage Brain of the Boston Bomber"

The Marshall Project
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Juvenile Justice Progress in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled the state’s mandatory lifetime sex offender registration requirement for juveniles to be unconstitutional. Read More 

"The Case for Delayed Adulthood"

The New York Times
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Joseph Cocozza on Juvenile Justice

Joseph Cocozza, The National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice, on improving mental health services for youthful offenders. Watch Video

Contact Information

Network Chair

Laurence Steinberg, Ph.D.
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA

For additional information, contact Marnia Davis.