Framing Justice Interventions Using the Concepts of Positive Youth Development

The future for youth involved with the justice system could be dramatically improved by applying the principles of positive youth development (PYD) practice to the juvenile justice systems and services. A new report, Positive Youth Justice: Framing Justice Interventions Using the Concepts of Positive Youth Development, from the Coalition for Juvenile Justice, explores the tremendous potential of helping court-involved youth develop their pro-social strengths and attributes, and increase their abilities to contribute to healthy, safe family and community life.

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