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Brief Explores Strategies To Place System-Involved Youth in Their Communities

July 2, 2014

Close  to Home: Strategies to Place Young People in Their CommunitiesThe National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD) has released “Close to Home: Strategies to Place Young People in Their Communities” This policy brief describes strategies for juvenile justice stakeholders to reduce the number of young people placed in secure facilities. Key strategies include developing a decision point where alternatives to out-of-home placement are reviewed, building a local continuum of placement and treatment options, and reducing lengths of stay in facilities at various points in the system. This brief is part of a series based on NCCD’s national study on youth deincarceration.

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