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About 25 (44%) of the 50 states and six U.S. territories require that the state or territory have procedures to address discharge or aftercare needs for youth exiting the juvenile justice system. Between 2012 and 2018 the number of jurisdictions with these requirements rose 4.7%, from 21 in 2012, to 25 in 2018. Of these jurisdictions, 18% require that housing needs be addressed in such procedures. Eight jurisdictions have statutes requiring permanency planning for committed, adjudicated youth, up from six in 2012. At least 12 jurisdictions have statutes addressing custody upon discharge. Four jurisdictions have statutes providing that . . .
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