Juvenile Justice Reform Trends Across the U.S.
October 14, 2015 | Grantee Publications | Juvenile Justice
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In recent years, U.S. juvenile justice legislation has significantly shifted in favor of broad system reforms that reflect the latest adolescent development research distinguishing juveniles from adults, according to a report from the National Conference of State Legislatures. The report describes trends in legislation over the past five years and shows that reform is increasingly bipartisan as lawmakers work together to develop new policies that align sound fiscal responsibility, community safety, and better outcomes for youth.

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