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The Truth About Consequences: Studies Point Toward Sparing Use of Formal Juvenile Justice System Processing and Incarceration

Published Jan 23, 2012, National Juvenile Justice Network

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Recent research from the Pathways to Desistance study shows that incarcerating young people and formally processing them through the juvenile justice system is harmful and counter-productive in most cases. This brief summary from the National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN) is useful for advocates and juvenile justice practitioners seeking an authoritative brief suitable for sharing with policymakers, community members, and their own networks. 

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