NCCD Releases Reports on Reduction of Incarceration Rates

Posted by Lisa Martinek
April 10, 2014

The National Council on Crime & Delinquency (NCCD) has produced a series of reports focusing on the reduction of youth incarceration rates over the past 10 years. NCCD conducted interviews with key stakeholders, listening sessions in five states, a national convening of juvenile justice leaders and a compilation and analysis of county-level data from five jurisdictions in order to examine this trend.

Using Bills and Budgets to Further Reduce Youth Incarceration reports that despite the overall reduction of incarcerated youths, a much higher percentage of youths of color remain under formal supervision and in state secure facilities. The publication details successful reforms across the country, five components to successful legislation, reform challenges to supporting youths in the community and recommendations to capacitate community-based organizations.

Stakeholders’ Views on the Movement to Reduce Youth Incarceration summarizes information gathered from interviews with juvenile justice stakeholders regarding whether all youths have benefitted from reform, how legislation and state budgets fund deeper reforms, how departments can adopt successful policies, how departments can adopt successful supervision strategies and how jurisdictions can incorporate youths, families and communities in their reforms.

For more information on the series of reports, visit the NCCD Youth Deincarceration page.