Orphanages, Training Schools, Reform Schools and Now This? – While juvenile incarceration rates have been reduced since that time, many serious problems continue to plague youth programming – such as inhumane conditions in facilities, youth treated as and intermingled with adult prisoners, and physical and sexual abuse.
Prison Policy Initiative – On this page, the Prison Policy Initiative has curated all of the research about youth in the criminal justice system that we know of.
The Comparative Costs and Benefits to Reduce Crime – This review of the ten existing evaluations of juvenile boot camps indicated that, relative to comparison groups, juvenile offenders in these programs had higher, not lower, subsequent recidivism rates.
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