State Trends: Legislative Victories from 2005 to 2010 Removing Youth from the Adult Criminal Justice System

According to a new report from the Campaign for Youth Justice, a Washington, D.C., organization that focuses on the juvenile justice issues fewer youth are being sent to adult court because of a five-year trend of states changing laws to keep young offenders away from adult prison. The report
provides state policymakers, the media, the public, and advocates with the latest information about youth in the adult justice system. The first half of the report explains the dangers to youth, public safety, and the overall prosperity of our economy and future generations. The second half of the report examines 27 positive pieces of legislation enacted in 15 states during the last 5 years.