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Sticker Shock: Calculating the Full Price Tag for Youth Incarceration

Our new report, Sticker Shock: Calculating the Full Price Tag for Youth Incarceration, provides estimates of the overall costs resulting from the negative outcomes associated with youth incarceration, costing taxpayers $8 billion to $21 billion each year. Click here to read more...

Rethink shackling of youth in D.C. courtsRethink shackling of youth in D.C. courts

JPI in the News, Criminal Justice News—JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler responds to a recent piece in the Washington Post, urging the District of Columbia to stop shackling youth in juvenile courts.

Developmental Competency: Putting a Developmental Approach into PracticeDevelopmental Competency: Putting a Developmental Approach into Practice

JPI in the News, Criminal Justice News—JPI's Senior Research Associate Amanda Petteruti & Strategies for Youth Executive Director Lisa Thurau write about the need for officials in the justice system to develop practices that… Continue

Mental Health: A tragic reminder of Virginia’s need for better servicesMental Health: A tragic reminder of Virginia’s need for better services

JPI in the News, Criminal Justice News—JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler writes about the need for better mental health services in Virginia and how the people who need this help the most are often sent to jail instead.

DC's Youth Offender Accountability & Rehabilitation Act (YOARA) Open for Public CommentDC's Youth Offender Accountability & Rehabilitation Act (YOARA) Open for Public Comment

Announcements, Criminal Justice News—The Youth Offender Accountability & Rehabilitation Act (YOARA) -- currently pending before the DC Council -- is available for public comment online. This piece of legislation addresses how youth… Continue

Evidence-based Practices Aren’t the Only Tool in the ShedEvidence-based Practices Aren’t the Only Tool in the Shed

JPI in the News, Criminal Justice News—Over the last 15 years, juvenile justice advocates fought hard to convince policymakers and government officials that the best way to help youth succeed and improve public safety is to keep them out… Continue

Experts Blast Federal Approach To Juvenile CrimeExperts Blast Federal Approach To Juvenile Crime

JPI in the News, Criminal Justice News—JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler was quoted in The Crime Report, responding to a report from the National Research Council that the Justice Department's Office of Juvenile Justice and… Continue