A Blueprint for Youth Justice Reform

Publication date: 
December, 2015
Source(s): 
Youth Transition Funders Group
A Blueprint for Youth Justice Reform
 
The Blueprint for Youth Justice Reform is a call to action to funders, policymakers, community leaders, system stakeholders, advocates, youth and families. We seek your bold leadership, your commitment and your voices as we work in partnership for youth justice reform. 
 
10 Tenets to Reduce Justice Involvement and Improve Outcomes for Youth
 
  • Divert Youth from the Justice System
  • Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Disparities
  • Engage Youth, Families and Communities
  • Improve Cross-System Collaboration
  • Ensure Access to Quality Legal Counsel
  • Keep Youth Out of Adult Courts, Jails and Prisons
  • Create a Range of Effective Community-Based Supports
  • Recognize and Serve Subpopulations of Youth
  • End the Use of Detention and Confinement
  • Improve Aftercare and Reentry
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