Youth Publications

Justice Center Publications

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

Girls Matter: Centering Gender in Status Offense Reform Efforts

Girls Matter: Centering Gender in Status Offense Reform Efforts

This guide from the Vera Institute of Justice examines how gender can profoundly shape the circumstances leading girls and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and gender nonconforming children into court and the juvenile justice system for status offenses.

Home, Together: The Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness

Home, Together: The Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness

This publication from the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness lays out a plan for ending homelessness that focuses on identifying and describing essential federal strategies to build effective, lasting systems that aim to work both in the present and to be able to respond quickly and efficiently when housing instability and homelessness occur in the future.

Kids Count Data Book: State Trends in Child Well-Being

Kids Count Data Book: State Trends in Child Well-Being

This publication from the Annie E. Casey Foundation looks at trends in child well-being between 2010 to 2016, a time that saw continued improvement in economic well-being but mixed results in the areas of health, education, and family and community factors.

Juvenile Court Statistics 2015

Juvenile Court Statistics 2015

This report from the National Center for Juvenile Justice describes delinquency cases and petitioned status offense cases that courts with juvenile jurisdiction processed in 2015 and presents trends since 2005.