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Attorney General Holder Calls for Improvements to Juvenile Justice System

March 8, 2011

In remarks to the National Association of Counties Legislative Conference on March 7, 2011, Attorney General Eric Holder discussed his vision for the future of the juvenile justice system. Holder emphasized the Department's priority on improving the effectiveness of the country's juvenile justice system, calling for an approach that combines evidence-based research and comprehensive community partnerships.

He remarked, "I believe that the best—and most targeted—solutions won't be imposed from on high. And they won't be born of a single county-level effort. They will be shared solutions, created together—after rigorous scientific evaluation and innovative resource levering."


Read the full speech at http://www.justice.gov/iso/opa/ag/speeches/2011/ag-speech-110307.html.


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