Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Juvenile justice reforms should incorporate science of adolescent development

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-11-juvenile-justice-reforms-incorporate-science.html

Excerpt-please read and share full article, so important to our nation's children.

"Legal responses to juvenile offending should be grounded in scientific knowledge about adolescent development and tailored to an individual offender's needs and social environment, says a new report from the National Research Council. Accountability practices should not be carried over from criminal courts to juvenile courts; in particular, confinement should be used only in rare circumstances such as when a youth poses a high risk of harming others..........."


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