The Comeback States: Reducing Youth Incarceration in the United States

The Comeback States, a new report that NJJN co-authored with the Texas Public Policy Foundation, examines how the turnaround in the number of detained or incarcerated youth came about. In 2000, more than 100,000 kids were being held in detention centers or incarcerated. Just a decade later, there was a drop of almost 40%. The report examines policy reforms nine states have adopted that reflect a new approach to addressing youth incarceration.