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Bending the Curve: Juvenile Corrections Reform in Texas

“During the past six years, Texas overhauled its juvenile corrections system, enacting a series of reforms that led to a significant reduction in the state-level committed population and yielded millions of dollars in cost savings while protecting public safety” (p. 1). Sections of this brief cover: problem; reforms-authorizing legislation, redirected resources, incentive funding, standardized tools, and streamlines system; and impact-commitments down, costs reduced $50 million per year, and public safety maintained.