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.
This interactive publication includes a state-by-state breakdown for probation violations and status offenses, such a truancy and running away.
In this report over 800 audits of adult correctional facilities are reviewed, with a focus on the first complete audit cycle, to identify how facilities are complying with the Youthful Inmate Standard.
This toolkit is designed to help juvenile justice agencies successfully close a facility and carry out related system improvements.
This brief outlines how youth of color end up at the front door of adult courts using three state case studies in Oregon, Florida, and Missouri as examples.
This brief examines how the number of residential facilities holding youth in custody within the juvenile justice system fell 42 percent nationwide between 2000 and 2016.
This report describes the changes in policy and practice that have enabled five states to reduce their prison populations between 14 to 25 percent over the past decade and shows how these states have achieved a far more significant decarceration rate than the national average.
This report from the UCLA School of Law summarizes the major legal developments applicable to youth housed in adult jails and provides examples from jurisdictions across the country that have made substantial progress toward removing youth from these facilities.
This publication examines the barriers to treating youth involved in violent crime in the community instead of incarceration as well as gauges support for proposed reforms through interviews with members of the victims’ community.
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.
This issue brief highlights research, strategies, and local reform efforts aimed at improving youth outcomes through structured decision-making tools and diversion.