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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.

  • June 2017

    2017 Legislative Session Review

    Even though state legislative and budget decisions affect children, children do not have the right to participate in the political process.

  • January 2017

    2017 Legislative Briefing

    We can all agree that children deserve the opportunity to develop to their full potential.  In Connecticut, that shared goal can become a statewide reality. 

  • November 2016

    Persistent Racial Inequality in School Arrest Rates in Connecticut

    Increasingly, stakeholders across Connecticut recognize the negative outcomes youth experience from exclusionary discipline and juvenile justice system involvement.

Distinguished Senior Fellow
Youth Policy Fellow
Executive Director
Associate Policy Fellow