The Future of Youth Justice: A Community-Based Alternative to the Youth Prison Model

by Miriam Shark; Patrick McCarthy; Vincent Schiraldi

Oct 21, 2016

America's longstanding youth prison model, which emphasizes confinement and control, exacerbates youth trauma and inhibits positive growth while failing to address public safety.  This report delivers a clear and compelling call to close these youth prisons. It also introduces readers to an alternate model -- rooted in a continuum of community-based programs -- that aims to set all children on a pathway to success.

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