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Report Highlights Link Between Teen Courts and Recidivism

June 25, 2015

Multijurisdictional Teen Court Evaluation: A Comparative Evaluation of Three Teen Court Models

The Maryland Administrative Office of the Courts has released "Multijurisdictional Teen Court Evaluation: A Comparative Evaluation of Three Teen Court Models." This report presents the results of a study of three geographically diverse teen courts in Maryland. The study, funded by the State Justice Institute, reports that youth in each jurisdiction who completed a teen court program had fewer instances of recidivism than youth who did not complete the program.

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Learn more about youth/peer/student/teen court diversion programs at the Global Youth Justice website.

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