The Comeback States: Reducing Juvenile Incarceration in the United States

Publication date: 
June, 2013
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National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN)
Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF)

In state legislatures across the country, a new mentality on youth incarceration is emerging. Since 2000, when the number of kids incarcerated was at a record high, the number of detained or incarcerated youth has decreased by nearly 40 percent nationwide.

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