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No Place for Kids: The Case for Reducing Juvenile Incarceration

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This report offers evidence to demonstrate that incarcerating kids doesn't work: Youth prisons do not reduce future offending, they waste taxpayer dollars, and they frequently expose youth to dangerous and abusive conditions. The report also shows that many states have substantially reduced their juvenile correctional facility populations in recent years, and it finds that these states have seen no resulting increase in juvenile crime or violence. Finally, the report highlights successful reform efforts from several states and provides recommendations for how states can reduce juvenile incarceration rates and redesign their juvenile correction systems to better serve young people and the public.

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Annie E. Casey Foundation
Topic Laws and Policies, Children, Sexual Violence, Research, Offenders and Offending, Prisons, Services for Survivors
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