Youth Publications

Justice Center Publications

Reentry Matters: Second Chance Act 10th Anniversary Edition

Reentry Matters: Second Chance Act 10th Anniversary Edition

The National Reentry Resource Center and the CSG Justice Center released a new edition of Reentry Matters: Strategies and Successes of Second Chance Act Grantees in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Second Chance Act (SCA). Featuring 21 stories from programs across 19 states, Reentry Matters profiles the impact of SCA grant-funded programs through both the practitioners who run them and the people who are impacted by them.

Realizing the Full Vision of School Discipline Reform: A Framework for Statewide Change

Realizing the Full Vision of School Discipline Reform: A Framework for Statewide Change

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.

Nevada’s Statewide Approach to Reducing Recidivism and Improving Outcomes for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System

Nevada’s Statewide Approach to Reducing Recidivism and Improving Outcomes for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System

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.

Improving Outcomes for Youth in New Mexico

Improving Outcomes for Youth in New Mexico

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.

External Publications

A Right to Liberty: Reforming Juvenile Money Bail

A Right to Liberty: Reforming Juvenile Money Bail

This snapshot from the National Juvenile Defender Center is based on statutory analysis and interviews with juvenile defenders in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. It examines how state laws governing money bail in delinquency proceedings are put into practice in local jurisdictions and how those practices can impact youth and their families in the juvenile legal system.

Juvenile Arrests, 2017

Juvenile Arrests, 2017

This bulletin documents recent trends in juvenile arrests using data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Report.

Mass Violence in America: Causes, Impacts, and Solutions

Mass Violence in America: Causes, Impacts, and Solutions

This publication examines existing data and expertise on mass violence, provides an analysis about its causes and impacts, and makes recommendations to inform policy and practice for a broad range of stakeholders.

Through Their Eyes

Through Their Eyes

This project is a dynamic collection of videos, photographs, audio files, and written essays to reflect upon and commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Middlesex Jail & House of Corrections’ People Achieving Change Together (P.A.C.T.) unit.

Issue Brief: Utah’s 2017 Juvenile Justice Reform Shows Early Promise

Issue Brief: Utah’s 2017 Juvenile Justice Reform Shows Early Promise

Since implementing the reforms the number of youth entering the juvenile justice system fell 23 percent between fiscal years 2016 and 2018. During the same period, detention admissions dropped 44 percent, and diversion rates from court through nonjudicial adjustments increased 224 percent.