Keeping Justice-Involved Youth in the Community: A Win-Win Situation

Keeping Justice-Involved Youth in the Community: A Win-Win Situation

July 13, 2015 | National Council on Crime and Delinquency

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Confining youth in secure out-of-home placements has destructive effects on young people, their families, and the safety of their communities. Confinement negatively impacts the development of maturity, impulse control, and resilience. Fortunately, there are better solutions that benefit everyone. Community-based youth development programs that keep youth in their homes and communities, alongside therapeutic approaches, can increase the likelihood of positive outcomes.

Confining youth in secure out-of-home placements has destructive effects on young people, their families, and the safety of their communities. Confinement negatively impacts the development of maturity, impulse control, and resilience. Fortunately, there are better solutions that benefit everyone. Community-based youth development programs that keep youth in their homes and communities, alongside therapeutic approaches, can increase the likelihood of positive outcomes. Read this brief to learn more about juvenile justice solutions that benefit all of us.