Coalition for Juvenile Justice Releases Standards of Care for Status Offenders
January 2, 2014
The Coalition for Juvenile Justice has released "National Standards for the Care of Youth Charged with Status Offenses." This report, created as part of the coalition's SOS Project, provides policy and practice recommendations for limiting or avoiding court involvement for youth who commit noncriminal offensessuch as truancy or running awayand calls for an end to all secure detention for these youth. Instead, the National Standards promote system reform and the adoption of research-supported policies, programs, and practices that address the needs of youth, their families, and their communities without unwarranted juvenile justice system involvement.
View and download the report.