Common Ground: Lessons learned from five states that reduced juvenile confinement by more than half

Removing young people who engage in delinquent behavior from their homes and communities, and incarcerating them in locked facilities is no longer the status quo in five states, according to a newly released report by the Justice Policy Institute.

Common Ground: Lessons learned from five states that reduced juvenile confinement by more than half, sheds light on the pronounced trend toward reduced confinement of youth nationwide. Through a variety of methods, the report finds, Connecticut, Arizona, Minnesota, Louisiana, and Tennessee all reduced youth confinement by more than 50% between 2001 and 2010, with no resulting uptick in juvenile crime.

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