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Corrections reform

Youth Incarceration, Health, and Length of Stay (2017)

Presently, advocates for length of stay reform rely on two primary arguments: recidivism and costs of confinement.

Decriminalizing Childhood (2017)

This Article considers legislative decriminalization of juvenile misconduct, an underutilized method for juvenile justice reform (p. 5).

Implementation of New York’s Close to Home Initiative: A New Model for Youth Justice (2018)

In five years, the Close to Home Initiative has transformed the experience of youth who come into contact with the justice system in New York City.

Implementation and Outcomes of an Innovative Front End Juvenile Justice Reform Initiative (2017)

The current study describes the successes and challenges experienced during the implementation of the Juvenile Justice Mobile Response Team (JJMRT) initiative in Albany, New York.

Reforming Juvenile Justice: A Developmental Approach (2013)

Recent research on adolescent development has underscored important behavioral differences between adults and adolescents with direct bearing on the design and operation of the justice system, raising doubts about the core assumptions driving the criminalization of juvenile justice policy in the

Scientific Support for Raising the Age of Criminal Responsibility (2017)

This report summarizes psychological and neuroscientific evidence from 26 peer-reviewed studies.

Raise the Age: A Curated Collection of Links (2018)

In these records you will find the most recent and the most authoritative articles on the topics, people and events that are shaping the criminal justice conversation.

Raising the Bar: State Trends in Keeping Youth Out of Adult Courts (2015-2017)

This report looks at reforms made by states to keep children out of the adult criminal justice system.

Raising the Age: Shifting to a Safer and More Effective Juvenile Justice System

This report will explore the process states took to raise their age of juvenile jurisdiction, and show how acts of legislation were part of a process to make the juvenile justice system more effective, fairer, and focused on keeping youth safe as they transition to adulthood (p. 14).

Arming the Courts with Research: 10 Evidence-Based Sentencing Initiatives to Control Crime and Reduce Costs

The use of cost-effective evidence-based practices to reduce offender recidivism, crime rates, and costs is explained.

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