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Vera Institute Releases Report on Responses to Status Offenders

December 18, 2013

Publication Cover ImageThe Center on Youth Justice at the Vera Institute of Justice has released "From Courts to Communities: The Right Response to Truancy, Running Away, and Other Status Offenses." This report, supported by funding from the MacArthur Foundation's Models for Change Resource Center Partnership, raises awareness about law enforcement responses to noncriminal status offenses, such as truancy, running away, curfew violations, and other risky youth behaviors. The report encourages conversations about the circumstances behind youth misbehavior and explores whether courts are equipped to address status offenses effectively.

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View or download the report.

Read about the Models for Change initiative.