Arkansas Juvenile Justice Reform: A Blueprint for National Success?

 
 

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Arkansas Juvenile Justice Reform: A Blueprint for National Success?

April 18, 2012 | by Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

This article cites NCCD's April 2012 report Arkansas Youth Justice: The Architecture of Reform, showing that Arkansas has seen a drastic reduction in juvenile commitment rates – as well as average time of incarceration for youths – after the implementation of several reform policies, which emphasize community based treatment alternatives to residential lockup. According to several analysts and activists, Arkansas’ system overhaul could be the wave of the future in dealing with juvenile justice matters, especially considering the limited budgetary resources for many states.

NCCD's Isami Arifuku is also quoted in this article.