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Juvenile status offenders

Kids Doing Time for What's Not a Crime: The Over-Incarceration of Status Offenders

This document provides an up-to-date understanding of the nation’s progress in reducing confinement of juvenile status offenders.

Girls, Status Offenses and the Need for a Less Punitive and More Empowering Approach

This brief addresses the complex needs of girls who engage in status offense behaviors.

Disproportionate Minority Contact and Status Offenses

This report looks at the significant overrepresentation of minority youth among juvenile status offenders.

From Courts to Communities: The Right Response to Truancy, Running Away, and Other Status Offenses

This reports explains the need for youth with status offenses to receive appropriate attention—but not from the juvenile justice system.

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