Juvenile Justice Reform in Connecticut: How Collaboration and Commitment Have Improved Public Safety and Outcomes for Youth

This Justice Policy Institute report highlights the past two decades of Connecticut’s successful efforts to improve responses to youth who engage in delinquent behavior and to reduce the number of youth placed in detention centers, correctional training schools, and other residential facilities. Specifically, the state reduced residential commitments from 680 in 2000 to 216 in 2011 (nearly 70 percent), even as most 16 year olds, who were previously treated as adults, were being handled in the juvenile system. To download this report, click here.