This publication from the CSG Justice Center and the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy provides a roadmap of six innovative strategies that states and localities can follow to make sweeping changes to their juvenile justice systems.
Justice Center Publications
This policy brief provides state and local policymakers as well as education and juvenile justice leaders with information about how they can use requirements under the Every Student Succeeds Act to improve education and workforce outcomes for youth in long-term juvenile justice facilities.
This report draws on the experience of five states to present strategies that all states can use to achieve significant reductions in their use of suspensions. The report also offers recommendations for applying a data-driven approach to ensure that school discipline reforms not only reduce suspensions, but also foster supportive learning environments and ultimately improve outcomes for all students.
As a result of participating in Improving Outcomes for Youth: A Statewide Juvenile Justice Initiative (IOYouth), Nevada passed legislation that supports the adoption and implementation of key policy and practice changes to the state’s juvenile justice system. This report summarizes the IOYouth process in Nevada, key findings from the CSG Justice Center’s comprehensive assessment of Nevada’s juvenile justice system, and AB472, the bill that Nevada’s legislature passed to address the challenges identified in the assessment.
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.
This overview highlights recent trends in New Mexico that the Statewide Juvenile Justice Improvement Committee and CSG Justice Center staff will be exploring in the coming months as part of the state’s initiative to improve outcomes for youth in the juvenile justice system.
This resource on Evidence-Based Programs and Services presents ways to promote and effectively implement evidence-based programs and services with fidelity.
The Juvenile Justice Research-to-Practice Implementation Resources provide juvenile justice agency managers, staff, and other practitioners with concrete strategies, tools, examples, and best-practice models to help them implement research-based policies and practices and improve outcomes for youth in the juvenile justice system.
The third and final presentation to the Statewide Juvenile Justice Improvement Initiative Task Force in Nevada summarizes juvenile justice challenges, highlights key goals, and details policy proposals.
The second presentation to the Statewide Juvenile Justice Improvement Initiative Task Force in Nevada presents key findings from a comprehensive analysis of the juvenile justice system.
In this policy brief, John H. Laub and Ron Haskins suggest a number of policies that could help children with incarcerated parents and children in foster care.
This issue of The Future of Children proposes solutions to mitigating the effects of the justice system on children and youth.
This publication from the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare explores the impact and implications of the intersection of child welfare and criminal justice involvement on families.
This report from Bellwether Education Partners makes the case that the education system can serve as an effective through-line for children and youth experiencing traumatic life experiences by using two key levers for change: continuity of people and continuity of information.
This bulletin from the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform describes the components of an evidence-based decision-making platform to help improve outcomes for youth at every stage of juvenile justice processing.
This publication from Corrections to College California highlights California’s successful efforts to build public higher education access for thousands of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated students, both in custody and on college campuses throughout the state.
This white paper from the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice explores the benefits that result from a positive school climate and how to translate school climate studies into effective educational practice.
This report from Rights4Girls and the Georgetown Juvenile Justice Initiative examines the causes of girls’ increased contact with Washington, DC’s juvenile justice system, identifying information gaps that must be addressed in order to reduce the number of system-involved girls.
This brief from the Campaign for Youth Justice examines individual and systematic factors considered as critical when judges and prosecutors are determining whether to prosecute a youth as an adult.
This report from the Beacon Center of Tennessee features stories of people affected by the current state justice system and focuses specifically on juvenile justice, occupational licensing, and incentives.