Rethinking the Role of the Juvenile Justice System:

Improving Youth’s School Attendance and Educational Outcomes

View the supplemental infographic series—Rethinking Juvenile Justice + Schools—for quick takes on truancy and probation, along with concrete policy recommendations for communities.

This report summarizes key findings from an unprecedented research study conducted by The Council of State Governments Justice Center on the impact of juvenile justice system involvement—particularly probation—on school attendance in South Carolina and challenges jurisdictions across the country to reconsider whether system involvement is the most appropriate and effective way to promote youth’s school success.

Two supplementary infographics—Rethinking Juvenile Justice + Schools—offer quick takes on truancy and probation, along with concrete policy recommendations for communities.

The Council of State Governments Justice Center | September 16, 2020 |
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Rethinking the Role of the Juvenile Justice System:
Improving Youth’s School Attendance and Educational Outcomes
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