Can Our Juvenile Justice System Be Changed—Permanently?,
Nationwide, the number of incarcerated kids has fallen since 1995. A new report examines the reform models that made this possible, and judges their future usefulness.
Resolution, Reinvestment, and Realignment: Three Strategies for Changing Juvenile Justice, authored by Jeffrey Butts and Douglas Evans of the Research and Evaluation Center at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, looks at various models of reform and finds that the realignment model, which involves altering and reorganizing juvenile justice systems, may be the best choice for sustaining long-term reform.
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