Developmental Reform in Juvenile Justice: Translating the Science of Adolescent Development to Sustainable Best Practice

Supports the continued transformation of our nation’s juvenile justice systems in a manner that adheres to its primary responsibilities while effectively incorporating the research-based knowledge about adolescent development into practice. This brief lays out a set of research-based best practices and approaches that are fundamental to a state or local jurisdiction’s efforts to maximize the likelihood for improved and sustainable youth outcomes and system performance consistent with the research on adolescent development.

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RFK Children’s Action Corps