Juvenile Justice

The juvenile justice system refers to the services and supports provided to children under the age of 18 who are involved with the justice system. The juvenile justice system is focused on moving services from treatment facilities to the community, focusing on diversion, and providing age-appropriate treatment.


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Two-Thirds Of Incarcerated Youth Are In Secure Facilities

Two-thirds of incarcerated youth in the United States are held in detention centers, long-term secure facilities, or adult prisons or jails. The remaining youth are held in residential treatment facilities, group homes, ranch or wilderness camps, shelters, reception/diagnostic centers, boot camps, and Indian country facilities. Definitions of the facilities (in alphabetical order) include: Adult prisons… Read

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