Juvenile Justice2021-08-01T14:21:42-07:00


  • How to Turn Around Troubled Teens – In a 2010 review of 69 controlled studies, criminologists revealed that such programs produced little or no overall improvement in offender recidivism.
  • 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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