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Obstacles for non-white Latino youth

July 31, 2015 | NWI

This recent entry to the Latin Post describes the unique barriers to treatment faced by Latino youth.


Teaching Emotional Awareness Reduces Juvenile Recidivism

July 17, 2015 |

Professor Stephanie Van Goozen, from Cardiff University’s School of Psychology, led the study where they found just two hours of an emotional awareness course might help reduce the seriousness of future crimes. Six months following the completion of the program, researchers noted a 44 percent drop in the seriousness of offenses.

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Sexual Abuse to Prison Pipeline

July 17, 2015 |

As many as 80 percent of the girls in some states’ juvenile justice systems have a history of sexual or physical abuse, according to a report released Thursday. The report, a rare examination of their plight, recommends that girls who have been sexually trafficked no longer be arrested on prostitution charges.

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Locking Up Juvenile Offenders Doesn’t Work

June 10, 2015 |

According to a new report by the Pew Charitable Trusts, reduced sentences and community-based treatments for juvenile offenders are more effective than incarceration. The report also presents research showing that lengthy stays for juvenile offenders in out-of-home settings, like a correctional center or residential facility, are expensive for governments and fail to reduce young offenders’ risk of recidivism, making for a poor return on investment.

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Out-of-home placements don’t improve outcomes for most youth

May 12, 2015 |

Research presented by the Pew Charitable Trusts shows that lengthy, out-of-home placement for youth involved in the juvenile justice system cost more and are less effective than community supervision. Read more of the evidence here.