This annual BJS report presents final counts of people under the jurisdiction of state and federal correctional authorities on December 31, 2014.
While the prevalence of behavioral health disorders decreases over time among youth after their release from juvenile detention, a substantial proportion of this population continue to have disorders, according to a bulletin from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
This study from the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Forward Together, and Research Action Design looked at the apparent and hidden costs of incarceration for families, including fees and fines, the impact on mental and physical health, and challenges in maintaining relationships.
This brief from the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges provides tools, tips, strategies, and best practices for jurisdictions interested in implementing mentoring programs and those who have current mentoring programs within their juvenile treatment drug court.
Cutting drug admissions in half will reduce the prison by 7 percent—or 33,000—by the end of 2021, according to a new tool developed by researchers at the Urban Institute.
This brief from Jobs for the Future highlights strategies for expanding education and employment pathways, and offers specific policy and program priorities to help improve transition home upon release.
Using results from a 51-jurisdiction survey, this brief from the National Center for Juvenile Justice provides an overview of standardized mental health screening tools that are required at the state-level in juvenile detention, probation, and correction settings.
More lengthy and costly federal sentencing laws enacted in 1980s and 1990s for drug offenses have not yielded their intended public safety outcomes. This brief from the Pew Charitable Trusts presents facts and figures showing that while these sentences have absorbed large costs, illicit drug use and recidivism rates have not decreased.
Although most juveniles who become court-involved are placed on probation, only 14 state juvenile justice-related websites contain recidivism rates of youth on probation, with most of the information provided focusing on juvenile corrections populations, according to this review by Juvenile Justice Geography, Policy, Practice & Statistics.
Risk and needs assessment instruments, with a moderate level of accuracy, can predict who is at risk for violent reoffending, according to a research brief from the Congressional Research Service.