Dos and Don’ts for Reducing Recidivism Among Young Adults in the Justice System

This resource presents a concrete list of dos and don’ts that policymakers and justice system leaders can use to guide policy and practice changes focused on young adults in the juvenile and adult criminal justice systems. Informed by both research and practice, the list outlines supervision and service strategies that states and localities should and should not implement in order to use resources more efficiently to improve outcomes for young adults in the justice system. The list draws on guidance gathered at a 2017 convening of researchers, policymakers, and practitioners that was cohosted by the CSG Justice Center and Harvard Kennedy School’s Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management.

September 2017 | The Council of State Governments Justice Center
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