The article quotes Connecticut Voices' report on school-based arrests.MORE »
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.
- January 2017
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
Increasingly, stakeholders across Connecticut recognize the negative outcomes youth experience from exclusionary discipline and juvenile justice system involvement.
- May 2016
Following hundreds of millions of dollars in budget cuts in Fiscal Year 2016, Connecticut policymakers tackled the nearly $1 billion budget deficit in Fiscal Year 2017 (FY 17) by adopting a two-pro