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Developmental Reform in Juvenile Justice: Translating the Science of Adolescent Development to Sustainable Best Practice
John A. Tuell, with Jessica Heldman and Kari Harp, Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps (2017)
This resource is written to support the continued transformation of our nation’s juvenile justice systems in a manner that adheres to its primary responsibilities while effectively incorporating the research-based knowledge about adolescent development into practice. This brief lays out a set of research-based best practices and approaches that are fundamental to a state or local jurisdiction’s efforts to maximize the likelihood for improved and sustainable youth outcomes and system performance consistent with the research on adolescent development.