There may be as many theories about prevention and rehabilitation as there are teens currently in the juvenile justice system. Curfews, get-tough policies, community justice, specialized teen courts and detention alternatives are just a few of the remedies communities are experimenting with to divert teens before it's too late.
A comprehensive collection of data and reports that focus on Prevention and Rehabilitation, along with an extensive list of experts in the field.
LGBT youth are overrepresented in the nation’s juvenile justice system. The issue brief addresses some of the reasons for these high rates of involvement, and suggests steps that federal government and state and local juvenile courts can take to reduce the discrimination LGBT youth face once within the system.
Runaway Girl: Escaping Life on the Streets, One Helping Hand at a Time by Carissa Phelps and Larkin Warren tells the story of a girl who was kidnapped at age 12 and forced into prostitution. The memoir details Carissa Phelps' journey from runaway to success story and illuminates the problem of sex trafficking in America.
A small, nonprofit news site committed to underserved communities launches a 10-part series on the impact of incarceration in Oakland.
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 study finds that juvenile offenders are often released to neighborhoods with a culture of violence.
The study finds that targeted college campus violence is up sharply over the last two decades.
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.
The report summarizes the effects of and misconceptions about fear-eliciting experiences that occur early in life.
The report analyzes the consequences of parental arrest, detention and deportation on children.
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