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November 28, 2006

Report on juve detention from JPI

As detailed in this press release, the Justice Policy Institute, a public-policy group that studies adult and juvenile justice policies, has released a new report about the impact of juvenile detention.  The new report is entitled "The Dangers of Detention: The Impact of Incarcerating Youth in Detention and Other Secure Facilities" and is available at this link.  Here is how the press release promotes and describes the report's findings:

Inappropriately incarcerating youth in secure detention centers across the country can contribute to their future delinquent behavior and harm their education, employment and health, according to a new policy brief to be released on Nov. 28 at a major national conference promoting alternatives to detention.  [The report] shows that rather than promoting public safety, detention — the pretrial "jailing" of youth not yet found delinquent — may contribute to future offenses.  Studies from around the country show that incarcerated youth have higher recidivism rates than youth supervised in other kinds of settings.

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