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The U.S. needs to reduce its overreliance on incarceration and detention of juveniles, and instead redirect resources into proven strategies that cost less, enhance public safety and increase the success of youths who come in contact with the juvenile courts.

The U.S. needs to reduce its overreliance on incarceration and detention of juveniles, and instead redirect resources into proven strategies that cost less, enhance public safety and increase the success of youths who come in contact with the juvenile courts. The Annie E. Casey Foundation has released a series of issue briefs as part of a framework for improving federal policy in areas where the foundation has experience and the best evidence of successful strategies. One of the issue briefs, Reform the Nation's Juvenile Justice System, outlines three federal policy recommendations designed to strengthen and improve the juvenile justice system. In the brief, the foundation calls for the restoration of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) to serve as a national incubator and catalyst for improving juvenile justice policies and practices; a renewed focus of energy and resources for OJJDP and other federal agencies on crucial and pervasive shortcomings in juvenile justice practice; and improvements to the juvenile justice work force. The brief can be viewed at www.aecf.org/~/media/PublicationFiles/BriefJJFinalPDF.pdf.

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Title Annotation:Inter Alia
Author:Gormsen, Lia
Publication:Corrections Compendium
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jun 22, 2009
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