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Deterrence Research is a Selling Point for Juvenile Justice Community Programs

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention recently published a report by several researchers on the groundbreaking “Pathways to Desistance” project, which tracked about 1,300 serious juvenile offenders from the Phoenix and Philadelphia areas for seven years after conviction.


Positive Youth Justice Series: Curbing Crime, Building Assets

The Imprint produced “Positive Youth Justice: Curbing Crime, Building Assets” in 2015. It is a series that imagines an entire continuum of juvenile justice services built on the positive youth development framework.

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JJDPA Reauthorization Bill Coming This Week

Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), speaking at a National Press Club event, said that he and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) plan to introduce a bill this week to reauthorize the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA).


Positive Youth Justice: Curbing Crime, Building Assets

Underneath the tension-laden surface of national politics, there is growing agreement that the United States needs to rethink criminal justice, that the nation is over-reliant on expensive and ineffectual incarceration and short on other strategies that would lower the likelihood of continued criminal behavior.


What’s the Value of Federal Juvenile Justice Act? Imagine the Last 40 Years Without It

by Liz Ryan and Jill Ward Sick of hearing about the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA)? Uninspired to call your representatives in Congress to fund and reauthorize the bill?

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Praise, and Criticism, for NCCD on Disparity Research

The Chronicle of Social Change reported yesterday on new research about racial disparity in juvenile facilities in the wake of a decade that saw the juvenile incarceration rate drop 41 percent.


    Racial Disparity in Juvenile Facilities Increased as Overall Incarceration Plummeted, Report Says

    Racial disparity in juvenile facilities may have widened as the overall number of youths declined in recent years, according to a report released today by the National Council on Crime and Delinquency.