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Towards an Age-Appropriate Youth Justice System

Remember the critically important report from the National Academies of Science on reforming the juvenile justice system that came out last fall, called Reforming Juvenile Justice: A Developmental Approach? It thoroughly documented the need for and benefits of a juvenile justice system that's age-appropriate. The next step? Making that system a reality.   

That's why the Committee on a Prioritized Plan to Implement a Developmental Approach to Juvenile Justice Reform, under the direction of the Committee on Law and Justice (CLAJ), will hold its second meeting on February 13-14th, in Washington D.C. -- and you're invited. 

The committee is expected to assess strategic and policy priorities to reform the juvenile justice system, using the recommendations from Reforming Juvenile Justice

The committee will cover a variety of topics, including access to and quality of counsel, family engagement, the role of state advisory groups, and racial and ethnic disparities. 

The meeting will take place at:

Keck Center of the National Academies Room 100 500 5th St., NW Washington, DC

» Browse the meeting agenda

» Learn more about the committee

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