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Courthouse News Service: Congressmen Rally Behind Juvenile-Justice Reform
Thursday, February, 16 2017

http://courthousenews.com/congressmen-rally-behind-juvenile-justice-reform/
WASHINGTON (CN) – In something of a departure for Capitol Hill these days, advocates of juvenile-justice reform faced little opposition Wednesday in pushing members of a House subcommittee to revive a bill that never made it out of the Senate last year.
The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevent Act would have allowed state and local agencies to help at-risk youth avoid the criminal-justice system by developing alternative programs and “evidence-based strategies.”

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From the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange: New Poll Shows Widespread Support for Rehabilitation Over Incarceration.  By John Holland
Tuesday, February, 14 2017

WASHINGTON — A large majority of Americans say the juvenile justice system must place more emphasis on rehabilitating youthful offenders and focus far less on punishment and prison, according to a survey released today.

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