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Bridging Research and Practice for Juvenile Justice: Systematizing the Approach (2016)

Translating research into practice requires a systematic approach grounded in implementation science and input from practitioners.

Understanding Research and Practice Gaps in Juvenile Justice Early Insights: Early Insights from the Bridge Project (2016)

Most juvenile justice practitioners are aware of the value of research and evidence-based practices, but few resources exist to help them apply research-informed practices in ways that respect the identities and developmental needs of youth.

The Sustainability of Juvenile Programs beyond Second Chance Act Funding: The Case of Two Grantees (2016)

This brief discusses how the implementation and sustainability of Second Chance Act programs for juveniles were affected by the changing policy contexts in Houston, Texas, and Sacramento, California.

Do Juveniles Understand Their Rights? Maybe Not (2018)

Nzeka, Gloria

Capital News Service January 26, 2018

‘Juvenile Lifers’ Prepare For Life Outside Of Prison With Virtual Reality (2018)

Ackerman, Mark, and Dillon Thomas

Canon City, Colo. (CBS4)

"They thought they’d die in prison, but now a group of inmates serving life sentences are getting a unique look at how life on the outside has changed since they have been incarcerated."

Youth Residing in Juvenile Detention, Correctional and/or Residential Facilities by Race and Hispanic Origin (2017)

Although the United States still leads the industrialized world in the rate at which it locks up young people, the youth confinement rate in the US is rapidly declining. This table shows rates of confined youth by ethnicity per state.

Youth Residing in Juvenile Detention, Correctional and/or Residential Facilities (2017)

Although the United States still leads the industrialized world in the rate at which it locks up young people, the youth confinement rate in the US is rapidly declining.  This table shows rates of confined youth per state.

Youthful Offenders in the Federal System (2017)

Although youthful offenders account for about 18 percent of all federal offenders sentenced between fiscal years 2010 and 2015, there is little current information published about them.

Programs and Legislation Targeting Justice-Involved Young Adults (2016)

This website provides access to the report and webinar, both entitled, "Environmental Scan of Criminal Justice Responses to Justice-Involved Young Adult".

Dos and Don’ts for Reducing Recidivism Among Young Adults in the Justice System (2017)

This resource presents a concrete list of dos and don’ts that policymakers and justice system leaders can use to guide policy and practice changes focused on young adults in the juvenile and adult criminal justice systems.

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