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Youth Deincarceration reportsTwo New Reports Available on Youth Deincarceration

April 15, 2014

The National Council on Crime & Delinquency (NCCD) has released the first two reports in a series developed from a nationwide study on youth deincarceration. Despite a 41-percent drop in the rate of youth in confinement between 2001 and 2011, youth of color continue to be held in formal supervision and state facilities at much higher rates than white youth. The two reports summarize stakeholder views on reducing youth incarceration and identify ways to budget for reform. Subsequent reports, to be released this month, will focus on supervision, placement, oversight, transfer to adult court, family involvement, and more.

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