Is the Juvenile Justice Realignment Train Slowing Down?
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Aug. 09, 2012
ANNOTATION: “After nearly two decades of falling crime, down-sizing juvenile corrections and detention is a central theme in a growing number of juvenile justice systems … What does the future hold for juvenile justice reform? Were the changes that occurred over the past ten years a permanent shift in policy and practice, or were they merely a temporary reaction to tight budgets and low rates of violent crime? Will policymakers maintain reforms if and when crime rises or budgets rebound?” Topics discussed include: the research consensus; states working to change juvenile justice from to; three basic strategies or levers for change; placement population are falling; why use so much commitment; key question for policy and practice; changing juvenile justice; policy issues; New York—keeping youth closer to home; performance measures for monitoring juvenile delinquent youth in New York; California juvenile justice realignment; staying focused on out destination—better outcomes for youth; and key principles for any change initiative.