When a teen enters the juvenile justice system, the goal is treatment and rehabilitation of juvenile offenders. Although many communities are creating innovative programs in prevention and intervention, some systems still struggle with overcrowding, youth violence and trauma. (Photo: The Dallas Morning News)
The article provides a brief history of the juvenile court, reviews studies that explore the disparities that exist within the juvenile justice system and explores methods to better serve girls of color.
A comprehensive collection of data and reports that focus on Detention and Incarceration, along with an extensive list of experts in the field.
A small, nonprofit news site committed to underserved communities launches a 10-part series on the impact of incarceration in Oakland.
The report presents findings form the first-ever national survey of individuals serving sentences of life without parole for offenses committed as juveniles.
Youths who are involved in both foster care and juvenile justice system face severe challenges in education, employment, health and earnings potential, according to a report examining the young adult outcomes of Los Angeles County foster care youth.
The report finds that youth prisons do little to rehabilitate juvenile offenders and highlights successful juvenile justice reform efforts across the country.
Students are more likely to get arrested by police and funneled into the juvenile justice system when there is a law enforcement presence on their school campus, according to the report.
An event brings together prominent advocates and experts engaged in a national movement for the de-institutionalization of youth.
The report explores the success of Missouri's approach to juvenile detention.
The study suggests that adolescents who experience family instability are more likely to engage in risky behaviors.
The report finds that current immigration policies put children at risk of losing a parent and place unnecessary strain on the child welfare system.
The fact sheet examines the overrepresentation of Latino youth within the juvenile justice system.
The fact sheet examines the effectiveness of specific programs aimed at promoting positive development and self-sufficiency for older youth.
A compilation of the latest statistics on the health and welfare of U.S. children, including individual fact sheets on each state.
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