Recent Youth Justice Reports
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention frequently publishes reports on juvenile justice data collected and delinquency prevention programs that have been evaluated. Find the reports here.
Read the Campaign for Youth Justice’s recent report, State Trends, which details legislative victories from 2013 to 2014 in decreasing the number of children entering the adult criminal justice system. While the trend in the 1980s and 1990s was to transfer more children to the adult system, many states have made progress in turning that tide.
Marian Wright Edelman joined Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, to discuss the current state of juvenile re-entry and policies to meet the education, mental health, and substance abuse needs of the county’s juveniles, and further dismantle the Cradle to Prison Pipeline crisis. A report on juvenile re-entry was prepared for Supervisor Ridley-Thomas’ office earlier this year by CDF-California’s Michelle Newell and Angelica Salazar. Download the full report — Juvenile Reentry in Los Angeles County: An Exploration of Strengths, Barriers and Policy Options — commissioned by Supervisor Ridley-Thomas’ office.
Learn more about the threats to programs that children and families rely on to strive and thrive in the below resources.