New Report Released by the National Academy of Sciences

Posted by Edward Loughran
October 30, 2014

Implementing Juvenile Justice Reform: The Federal Role was recently released by The National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences.  The report is designed to provide guidance to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) as to the steps needed to facilitate juvenile justice reform.

The report labels seven attributes of a developmental approach to juvenile justice and how these attributes should be integrated into OJJDP and other agencies practices.   A recent Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE) article which focused mainly on the reports recommendations regarding reducing racial and ethnic disparities highlighted both positive and critical responses from prominent youth advocates.    The report is available for purchase in paperback or as a free downloadable PDF at http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=18753