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John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation (Chicago, IL)

The Supreme Court and the Transformation of Juvenile Sentencing [and Accompanying Briefs]

This report addresses the issues facing courts and legislatures, and provides guidance based on the Supreme Court’s Eighth Amendment analysis.

Legislating Evidence-Based Policymaking

This article explains how various states have used evidence-based practices (EBPs) in their policymaking.

Measuring and Using Juvenile Recidivism Data to Inform Policy, Practice, and Resource Allocation

This brief highlights the extent states currently track recidivism data for youth involved in the juvenile justice system and use that information.

State Prison Health Care Spending: An Examination

This report finds that state spending on prisoner health care increased from fiscal 2007 to 2011, but began trending downward from its peak in 2009.

Managing Prison Health Care Spending

This report examines state prison health care spending and explores the factors driving costs higher and how to address these challenges.

Can Risk Assessment Improve Juvenile Justice Practices?

This study examines the implementation of risk/needs assessment tools, and what effects it had on the practices of the probation officer.

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