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Public Safety and Emerging Adults in Connecticut
Providing Effective and Developmentally Appropriate Responses for Youth Under Age 21

Checklist for Juvenile Justice Agency Leaders and Managers
This checklist will assist an agency in assessing how the current policy or program measures what research has shown to work to reduce recidivism as well as other improvements for youth in the juvenile justice system.

Closer to Home: An Analysis of the Sate and Local Impact of the Texas Juvenile Justice Reforms
This report covers the impact of the changes policymakers made between 2007 and 2011 to help reform the juvenile justice system.

Prosecutor Perspectives on Juvenile Justice
Interview of three elected prosecuting attorneys on their involvement with their states’ juvenile justice system.

Measuring and Using Juvenile Recidivism Data to Inform Policy, Practice, and Resource Allocation
Highlights the findings of a survey of all 50 states’ juvenile correctional agencies. The survey was to help understand how the states are currently tracking recidivism data for youth in the juvenile justice system.

Locked Out: Improving Educational and Vocational Outcomes for Incarcerated Youth Results of a survey conducted at all state juvenile correctional agencies to find out about the delivery of educational services and the data of the collection of student outcome.

Reducing Recidivism and Improving Other Outcomes for Young Adults in the Juvenile and Adult Criminal Justice Systems
This report makes the distinction between young adult and younger/older adult and the specific needs of young adults.

Core Principles for Reducing Recidivism and Improving Other Outcomes for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System
Extensively looks at juvenile justice changes and how they are impacting youth today.

The Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS): An Effective Treatment for Children in Connecticut
CHDI's February 19, 2016 Issue Brief discusses how an evidence-based trauma-focused intervention is helping children and schools in CT.