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National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN) (Washington, DC)

Unchain the Children: Policy Opportunities to End the Shackling of Youth in Court

This policy update explores the reasons why states should end the indiscriminate shackling of youth and how to effectively to end this practice.

Unchain the Children: Policy Opportunities to Stop Shackling Children in Court [Webinar]

This webinar discusses reasons to reform universal shackling and successful strategies for reforming shackling policies.

Arrested Development: Confinement Can Negatively Affect Youth Maturation

This explains the impact of incarceration on the development of a juvenile’s psychosocial maturity.

The Comeback and Coming-from-Behind States: An Update on Youth Incarceration in the United States

This report highlights the continued positive trend in the nine states leading the nation by adopting crucial incarceration-reducing policies.

Doing it Right: Risk Assessment in Juvenile Justice - an NJJN Webinar

Whether your agency or jurisdiction is trying to choose the right risk assessment tool, or it already has one in place, you'll find this webinar from the National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN) helpful.

How to Calculate the Average Costs of Detaining a Youth

This toolkit demonstrates how to calculate the average costs of housing a youth in detention.

Doing It Right: Risk Assessment in Juvenile Justice

This fact sheet explains: what a risk assessment tool is; the need to use them; how to choose the right risk assessment instrument; how to implement carefully following your choice; and making sure to gather and analyze data regarding the tool.

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