Renewing Juvenile Justice
In March 2011, we published Renewing Juvenile Justice, a report written by the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice that looks at the history and evolution of juvenile justice systems in California. The report also offers recommendations for policy changes to improve practice in local jurisdictions and expand services for high-risk youthful offenders.
Many of the practices mentioned in the report are gleaned from other juvenile justice reform efforts, including the Annie E. Casey Foundation's Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative and The California Endowment's Healthy Returns Initiative. Where we think we offer innovation is in the idea of tapping into available funding resources to expand services for high-risk young people.
We believe Renewing Juvenile Justice is a helpful tool for local jurisdictions and philanthropic partners interested in reshaping and, ultimately, renewing juvenile justice practice in California. The end goal of our collective work is to ensure all young people have an opportunity to lead healthy lives and reach their full potential.