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New Report Describes Legislation To Remove Youth From the Adult Justice System

March 21, 2011

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On March 16, 2011, the Campaign for Youth Justice released a report, "State Trends: Legislative Changes from 2005 to 2010 Removing Youth from the Adult Criminal Justice System." The report explains the dangers of placing youth in the adult justice system and describes 27 pieces of legislation enacted in 15 states in the past 5 years to keep youth out of adult courts, jails, and prisons.

The full report is available online.

Resources:

Read the full report: http://www.campaignforyouthjustice.org/documents/CFYJ_State_Trends_Report.pdf.

Read a USA Today article about the report: http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2011-03-12-juvenileWEB1_ST_N.htm.

 

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