Friday, August 14, 2009

Reforming the Juvenile Justice System

The Annie E. Casey Foundation has issued a policy brief on federal juvenile justice reform recommendations:
  • Restore the capacity of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) to serve as a national incubator and catalyst for improving juvenile justice policies and practices.
  • Focus the energy and resources of OJJDP and other federal agencies on crucial and pervasive shortcomings in juvenile justice practice.
  • Improve the juvenile justice workforce.

For state policies to reduce juvenile detention including lessons learned from the highly successful Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative.

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