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Reports, research summaries, issue briefs, working documents and other materials related to system change efforts, and produced by Models for Change grantees and partners. 

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Publication cover Reducing Recidivism and Improving Other Outcomes for Young Adults in the Juvenile and Adult Criminal Justice Systems

Nov 9, 2015, Council of State Governments Justice Center

Researchers focused on brain development have found that 18- to 24-year-olds—also referred to as young adults — stand out as a distinct developmental group with heightened impulsive…
Publication cover CSG Justice Center: Infographic Series

Nov 9, 2015, Council of State Governments Justice Center

This infographics series, from the CSG Justice Center, details three critical challenges faced by states to improve outcomes for youth, identify the key questions that policymakers should ask, and…
Publication cover CSG Justice Center: Reducing Juvenile Recidivism Checklists

Nov 9, 2015, Council of State Governments Justice Center

CSG Justice Center checklists can help state and local officials to assess whether their juvenile justice system’s policies and practices are aligned with the research on “what…
Publication cover Trends in Juvenile Justice State Legislation 2011-2015

Oct 12, 2015, Sarah Alice Brown

In the past five years, juvenile justice reform legislation in the United States has grown at a remarkable pace. The recent shift in juvenile justice policy marks a clear departure from laws enacted…
Publication cover The Supreme Court and the Transformation of Juvenile Sentencing

Sep 30, 2015, Elizabeth Scott

In the past decade, the Supreme Court has transformed the constitutional landscape of juvenile crime regulation. In three strongly worded opinions, the Court held that imposing harsh criminal…

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