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CFYJ Reports

Snapshot of National Organizations' Policy Statements on Youth in the Adult Criminal Justice System

By: Jill Ward and Liz Ryan

cfyj snapshotThis policy brief provides an overview of the major policy statements of juvenile and criminal justice system stakeholder groups and professional associations and examples of statements advancing removal of youth from adult jails and prisons and reducing the prosecution of youth in adult court.

Youth Transferred to Adult Court: Racial Disparities

By: Amanda Burgess-Proctor, Kendal Holtrop and Francisco A. Villarruel

racial disparitiesThis policy brief documents the negative consequences that accompany the practice of trying youthful offenders as adults, both for youth in general and for youth of color in particular.

Keeping Youth Out of Adult Jails and Prisons: New Opportunities Through State Policy Changes and New Federal Regulations

By: Liz Ryan

keeping youth out of adult prisonsThis policy brief captures the major reasons why youth should be removed from adult facilities and provides recommendations for policy reforms, resources and next steps.

State Trends Legislative Victories from 2011-2013 Removing Youth from the Adult Criminal Justice System

By: By Carmen Daugherty

State Trends Legislative Victories from 2011-2013 Removing Youth from the Adult Criminal Justice System

State Trends Legislative Victories from 2011-2013 Removing Youth from the Adult Criminal Justice System, takes a look at states that have, and are taking steps to remove children from the adult criminal justice system. Over the past eight years,twenty three states have enacted forty pieces of legislation to reduce the prosecution of youth in adult criminal courts and end the placement of youth in adult jails and prisons. The report documents the continuation of four trends in justice reform efforts across the country and highlights the key pieces of legislation enacted between 2011 and 2013.

Youth in the Adult Criminal Justice System

By: Liz Ryan

youth in adult criminal justice systemThis policy brief showcases the latest data about youth in the adult criminal justice system, key arguments for reform and recommendations for change.

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