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Using Best-Practice Research to Inform Program Revision in Juvenile Justice

Author(s):
Robin Jacob and A. Foster
Key Findings:
Current opinion polling indicates that the policy swing away from harsh punishment has popular support. While some Americans feel that court-involved youth should be punished, the majority opinion is that “getting juvenile offenders the treatment, counseling, and supervision they need to make it less likely that they will commit another crime” is more important than “serious
punishments.”
Getting juvenile offenders the treatment, counseling, and supervision they need to make it less likely that they will commit another crime.” Page 2