This special report offers a primer on status offenses—misbehaviors that are only illegal because of a person’s age and that unfairly land many kids in the justice system.
Juvenile status offenders
Horowitz, Jake, and Arna Carlock
Pew Charitable Trusts Public Safety Performance Project (Philadelphia, PA)
This document provides an up-to-date understanding of the nation’s progress in reducing confinement of juvenile status offenders.
This brief addresses the complex needs of girls who engage in status offense behaviors.
This report looks at the significant overrepresentation of minority youth among juvenile status offenders.
<p>This reports explains the need for youth with status offenses to receive appropriate attention—but not from the juvenile justice system.</p>