Policy Solutions Toolkit
This toolkit identifies five key areas where improvements to state policy can have the greatest impact on education and employment opportunities for people with juvenile records.
Policymakers, state leaders, advocates, and others can use the accompanying resources to evaluate their current policies in each of these areas and guide statutory reforms to limit education and employment barriers for people with juvenile records.
The toolkit provides the following:
Sample Legislative Language
Each section contains sample legislative language—drawing on extensive research, state examples, and developmental science—that states can tailor and adopt to reduce restrictions to school and work for people with juvenile records. Use the icon to select and copy excerpts of the text.
State Policy Examples
Each section includes example statutes from select states that show how states can minimize education and employment barriers for people with past involvement in the juvenile justice system.
Selected resources are available to consult for additional information on collateral consequences of a juvenile adjudication.