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Publication cover Trends in Juvenile Justice State Legislation 2001-2011
Aug 7, 2012, National Conference of State Legislatures
A rise in serious juvenile crime in the late 1980s and early 1990s led to state laws that moved away from the traditional emphasis on rehabilitation in the juvenile justice system toward tougher,…
Publication cover Minority Youth in the Juvenile Justice System: Disproportionate Minority Contact
Jan 1, 2009, National Conference of State Legislatures
Provides explanations for and strategies to reduce disproportionate minority contact. This report is the second in a planned series to focus and provide research-based information on key policy…
Publication cover Mental Health Needs of Juvenile Offenders
Jun 21, 2007, National Conference of State Legislatures
Describes disorders, issues and strategies for addressing the mental health needs of youth in the juvenile justice system: as many as 70 percent of youth in the system are affected with a mental…
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