Re-Examining Juvenile Incarceration

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.

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