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Publication cover Innovation Brief: Model for Effective Implementation of Evidence-Based Practices
Dec 12, 2013, Stephen Phillippi, PhD & Debra DePrato, MD, LSU School of Public Health, Institute for Public Health and Justice
In current literature, there is a general agreement concerning what works and what does not work in reducing delinquent behavior with juvenile offenders in communities; however, this knowledge has…
Publication cover Funding Community-Based Supervision: Legislative Levers to Lock In Local Funding
May 20, 2013, National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN)
Congratulations! You’ve won a long, hard fight to get legislation passed that makes sure local jurisdictions fund community-based alternatives to detention and long-term lockup for youth in…
Publication cover Diverting Youth from the Justice System: Why and How
Dec 18, 2012, National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN)
Juvenile diversion programs result in improved outcomes for youth, cost-savings, and increased public safety. But they could be more widely used — and existing programs could be improved. This…
Publication cover Emerging Findings and Policy Implications from the Pathways to Desistance Study
Sep 11, 2012, National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN)
The Pathways to Desistance study is a large, multi-site, collaborative project that followed over 1,300 youth ages 14-18 for seven years after their convictions for serious offenses. This fact sheet…
Publication cover The Truth About Consequences: Studies Point Toward Sparing Use of Formal Juvenile Justice System Processing and Incarceration
Jan 23, 2012, National Juvenile Justice Network
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…
Publication cover Bringing Youth Home: A National Movement to Increase Public Safety, Rehabilitate Youth and Save Money
Jul 1, 2011, National Juvenile Justice Network
At least twenty-four states will save tens of millions of dollars in the coming fiscal year—and significantly increase public safety—through a smart and simple restructuring of their…
Publication cover The Real Costs and Benefits of Change: Finding Opportunities for Reform During Difficult Fiscal Times
Jul 14, 2010, National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN)
The financial collapse of 2008 and 2009 means that almost all states are facing alarming budget shortfalls. Because of these fiscal crises, advocates can expect increasingly significant pushback from…
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