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Issue Brief: Utah’s 2017 Juvenile Justice Reform Shows Early Promise

Issue Brief: Utah’s 2017 Juvenile Justice Reform Shows Early Promise

Since implementing the reforms the number of youth entering the juvenile justice system fell 23 percent between fiscal years 2016 and 2018. During the same period, detention admissions dropped 44 percent, and diversion rates from court through nonjudicial adjustments increased 224 percent.

A Positive Youth Justice System

A Positive Youth Justice System

This publication sets forth 10 steps needed to transform the current juvenile justice system into one that both protects public safety and improves outcomes for the young people it serves.