Nine States Leading the Nation in Juvenile Justice Reform
June 18, 2013 | Publication | Juvenile Justice

The number of youth confined in state and county facilities has declined dramatically in nine states that are leading the nation on juvenile justice reforms – and the United States has seen a significant improvement in reducing juvenile confinement overall – according to a report released by the National Juvenile Justice Network and the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Center for Effective Justice. The MacArthur-supported report looks at key policies and practices responsible for this turnaround, including policy changes that increase the availability of evidence-based alternatives to confinement and disallow incarceration for minor offenses, and highlights the states that are leading in these areas: California, Connecticut, Illinois, Ohio, New York, Mississippi, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin.

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