This report empirically shows the benefits that can happen if a state reforms its excessively punitive drug control laws.
Vera Institute of Justice. Substance Use and Mental Health Program (New York, NY)
<p>This reports explains the need for youth with status offenses to receive appropriate attention—but not from the juvenile justice system.</p>
The study examined existing reentry services, analyzed their strengths and weaknesses, and recommended changes that could increase the efficacy of interventions for the 160,000 people who pass through the L.A. County Jail annually.