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June 02, 2016

Americans want opportunity, not punishment for youth

posted by Juvenile Law Center

Youth First Initiative's recent national public opinion poll shows that most Americans overwhelmingly favor shifting the focus of the juvenile justice system from punishment and incarceration to prevention and rehabilitation. Juvenile Law Center is a national partner with Youth First, and their national poll results align with what we know does – and doesn’t – work when it comes to how we treat youth in the juvenile justice system.

Tags:Juvenile and Criminal Justice|Reducing Length of Stay|Second Chances
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August 20, 2015

Certainty, Not Severity, of Punishment

posted by Juvenile Law Center

Latest bulletin from Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention suggests that certainty of punishment, not severity, deters teens from crime.

Tags:Diversion Strategies|Juvenile and Criminal Justice|Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI)|Reducing Length of Stay|Second Chances
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