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Juvenile Law Center Paper Addresses Reducing Length of Stay in Youth Facilities

May 29, 2015

The Juvenile Law Center has released "Ten Strategies to Reduce Juvenile Length of Stay." This paper highlights recommendations for states to reduce the length of stay of youth in juvenile facilities and to expand the availability of community-based placement, including services for youth living at home. The paper cites research findings indicating that lengthy juvenile confinement is costly, largely ineffective at reducing recidivism, and potentially harmful to youth and communities.

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