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ERIC Number: ED527945
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
No Place for Kids: The Case for Reducing Juvenile Incarceration. Issue Brief
Annie E. Casey Foundation
The evidence presented in "No Place for Kids" makes clear that heavy reliance on juvenile incarceration is a counterproductive public policy for combating youth crime. It is time to act on this information by abandoning the long-standing incarceration model and embracing a more constructive, humane, and cost-effective approach to youth corrections. This paper offers the following recommendations: (1) Limit Eligibility for Correctional Placements; (2) Invest in Promising Non-Residential Alternatives; (3) Change the Financial Incentives for Incarcerating Youth; (4) Adopt Best Practice Reforms for Managing Youthful Offenders; (5) Replace Large Institutions With Small, Treatment-Oriented Facilities for the Dangerous Few; and (6) Use Data to Hold Youth Corrections Systems Accountable. [For the full report, "No Place for Kids: The Case for Reducing Juvenile Incarceration," see ED527944.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Annie E. Casey Foundation