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Advances in Juvenile Justice Reform: 2009-2011 Edition

Published Sep 20, 2012, National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN)

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Looking for information about youth justice reforms — or for inspiration and ideas based on reforms from other states? You can find them in NJJN’s Advances in Juvenile Justice Reform: 2009-2011.

Published by the National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN) with funding from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation's Models for Change initiative, the document includes a wide array of youth justice reforms from across the country: significant new laws, administrative rule and practice changes, positive court decisions, and promising commissions and studies. Many of the reforms are due to the hard work of NJJN members.

NOTE: Want to drill down to see the actual legislation, policy, or other documentation related to a specific reform? Follow these links to see them sorted by state and sorted by issue.

Wonder how to use Advances? Here's five ways to use the document to help kids in trouble with the law.

Browse prior editions of "Advances in Juvenile Justice Reform" here. 

Click here to see all of NJJN's Models for Change-related publications.


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