Re-Examining Juvenile Incarceration

This research shows that placing juvenile offenders in out-of-home placements for too long does not show better outcomes. In hopes to reduce recidivism some states have enacted new laws to limit a juvenile offender’s time in a correctional facility.

  • Out-of-home placements do not improve outcomes for most youth
  • Evidence does not support longer lengths of stay
  • High cost to taxpayers, poor return on investment
  • States put research into action

To read the full research, click HERE.

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OPINION: Residential care leaders say its time to root out the bad actors in #childwelfare

Was the system founded by white men and funded by white men for racist reasons? Yes. ...But it is what it is. So now how do we go and root out the things that allowed the system to operate that way?