This research shows that placing juvenile offenders in out-of-home placements for too long does not show better outcomes. In hopes to reduce recidivism some states have enacted new laws to limit a juvenile offender’s time in a correctional facility.
- Out-of-home placements do not improve outcomes for most youth
- Evidence does not support longer lengths of stay
- High cost to taxpayers, poor return on investment
- States put research into action
To read the full research, click HERE.