Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Excellent Info on Youth Incarceration

Excellent Info on Youth Incarceration to be found here: 

New KIDS COUNT Data Snapshot on Juvenile Incarceration

Research shows America's overreliance on incarceration has not worked in rehabilitating young offenders, creating instead expensive systems that fail to increase public safety. While the United States still leads the world in locking up its young people, a new KIDS COUNT data snapshot shows the nation's confinement rate is the lowest it has been in 35 years. This positive trend presents communities with an opportunity to pursue more cost-effective and humane approaches to juvenile justice, several of which are outlined in the new Casey Foundation report.

(Courtesy of Carol Leonard-)

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