Juvenile Justice Guidebook for Legislators

Source: National Conference of State Legislatures, November 10, 2011

Under a partnership with the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, NCSL has published a juvenile justice guidebook addressing the most important juvenile justice policy issues of the day. This juvenile justice primer highlights significant research, program approaches and gives examples of state legislation. The following sections of the guidebook explore juvenile justice reform in the states.
Introduction and Overview
Adolescent Development and Competency
Delinquency Prevention and Intervention
Indigent Defense, Counsel & Procedural Issues
Mental Health Needs of Juvenile Offenders
Disproportionate Minority Contact
Medicaid for Juvenile Justice-Involved Children
Reentry and Aftercare
Cost-Benefit Analysis of Juvenile Justice Programs
References, Glossary and Resources

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