Advances in Juvenile Justice Reform: 2009-2011

Advances in Juvenile Justice Reform: 2009-2011

While states have dramatically reduced the number of youth held in secure prisons without seeing a rise in youth crime, investments in community-based services are essential to ensure that youth are held accountable and receive the services they need to succeed, a report from the argues. (66 pages, PDF) documents the steps taken toward meaningful reform of the juvenile justice system at the national and state levels, including new laws, changes in administrative rules and practices, court decisions, and commissions and studies. Funded by the , the report also notes the role of advocacy groups in promoting reform through awareness building, the provision of expert knowledge, and the monitoring of outcomes.