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Juvenile Justice

Our juvenile justice work seeks to

  • Reduce the number of children and youth involved in the juvenile justice system -- and improve outcomes for children and youth who are involved -- through best practices that keep children and youth in school; keep children, youth, schools, and communities safe; address academic, mental health, and behavioral health needs as early as possible; provide children and youth with developmentally-appropriate services; and reduce recidivism.
  • Reduce inequities in the juvenile justice system attributable to poverty and race.

Learn more about juvenile justice issues and related resources.

  • March 2019

    Impact of the Governor's FY 2020-2021 Budget on Children and Families

    Connecticut’s long-term fiscal health and economic growth depend on policies that improve equity and support our most vulnerable families and children.

  • August 2018

    Candidate Briefing Book - 2018

    The Candidate Briefing Book provides an overview of the challenges the state faces and a roadmap for voters and policymakers to move forward.

  • June 2018

    2018 Legislative Session Review

    During the 2018 legislative session, Connecticut Voices for Children raised a powerful voice at the Capitol, advocating for the research-based policies and best practices that will enable every chi

Distinguished Senior Fellow
Advocacy Director
Interim Executive Director
Associate Policy Fellow