This interactive publication includes a state-by-state breakdown for probation violations and status offenses, such a truancy and running away.
In this report over 800 audits of adult correctional facilities are reviewed, with a focus on the first complete audit cycle, to identify how facilities are complying with the Youthful Inmate Standard.
This toolkit is designed to help juvenile justice agencies successfully close a facility and carry out related system improvements.
This brief outlines how youth of color end up at the front door of adult courts using three state case studies in Oregon, Florida, and Missouri as examples.
This brief examines how the number of residential facilities holding youth in custody within the juvenile justice system fell 42 percent nationwide between 2000 and 2016.
This report describes the changes in policy and practice that have enabled five states to reduce their prison populations between 14 to 25 percent over the past decade and shows how these states have achieved a far more significant decarceration rate than the national average.
This report from the UCLA School of Law summarizes the major legal developments applicable to youth housed in adult jails and provides examples from jurisdictions across the country that have made substantial progress toward removing youth from these facilities.
This publication examines the barriers to treating youth involved in violent crime in the community instead of incarceration as well as gauges support for proposed reforms through interviews with members of the victims’ community.
This guide from the Vera Institute of Justice examines how gender can profoundly shape the circumstances leading girls and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and gender nonconforming children into court and the juvenile justice system for status offenses.
This issue brief highlights research, strategies, and local reform efforts aimed at improving youth outcomes through structured decision-making tools and diversion.