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New Tools from Council of State Governments Justice Center

Checklists help local and state official assess if policy, practice and resources are aligned with what works. An infographic series identifies three key challenges for juvenile justice systems and offers strategies for improving outcomes. Read more! 


Models for Change supports a network of government and court officials, legal advocates, educators, community leaders, and families working together to ensure that kids who make mistakes are held accountable and treated fairly throughout the juvenile justice process. We provide research-based tools and techniques to make juvenile justice more fair, effective, rational and developmentally-appropriate.

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50 State Teams Gather to Develop Plans for Improving Youth Outcomes in Each State Juvenile Justice System
11/10/2015, Council of State Governments Justice Center
By CSG Justice Center
Malloy: Raise the age for juvenile justice system to 20
11/6/2015, The Connecticut Mirror
By Jacqueline Rabe Thomas and Mark Paniokas

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