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Connecticut Launches Comprehensive Review of its Juvenile Justice System, Hartford, CT
June 11, 2019

The State of Connecticut’s Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Branches announced that Connecticut was selected for assistance from the IOYouth initiative by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and the National Reentry Resource Center at the CSG Justice Center for the IOYouth initiative, which helps jurisdictions align their juvenile justice policies and practices with what research shows works to strengthen public safety, help young people succeed, and use taxpayer dollars effectively. Following the press conference, the Task Force held its first meeting.

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University of New Haven announced creation of new Tow Institute of Youth Justice

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October, 2014. Connecticut is full of people who have earned a national reputation for their work to reform the way the state deals with youthful offenders and get kids moving in the right direction without having to send them to prison. Now, they’ll have big-time institutional support. It will be the first dedicated institution in Connecticut and one of just a few in the U.S. to directly study issues related to juvenile justice, including prevention, recidivism, sentencing issues and the treatment of youths as adults. 

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