The Comeback and Coming-from-Behind States


New report from the Texas Public Policy Foundation and National Juvenile Justice Network:

The conclusion of the Comeback States report made a case that additional reductions in youth incarceration were needed beyond those achieved in the 2001-to-2010 period. Reasons given for the need for further reductions included: the high human and taxpayer costs of youth incarceration; the under-utilization of alternatives to incarceration; the continuing widespread incarceration of youth for non-serious offenses; and below-average adoption of incarceration-reducing policies by more than half of the 50 states.

Click here to read the report.



Reviving Restorative Justice: A Blueprint for Texas

Right on Crime | December 16, 2013
In the adversarial criminal justice process today, the state has become central. Crimes are considered to be actions that injure the state, regardless of any damage suffered by victims.…
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