WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Office of Justice Programs' (OJP) National Institute of Justice (NIJ), today released "The Future of Youth Justice: A Community-Based Alternative to the Youth Prison Model," a report providing recommendations for creating community-based alternatives to the youth prison model.
Published in partnership with Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management, the report examines experiences from several states that have pursued alternative models. It finds that community-based approaches can reduce recidivism, control costs and promote public safety.
The report is the most recent addition to a series of papers published as a result of the Executive Session on Community Corrections. The Executive Sessions at Harvard Kennedy School bring together experts who take joint responsibility for rethinking and improving society's responses to an issue.
TITLE: The Future of Youth Justice: A Community-Based Alternative to the Youth Prison Model
AUTHORS: Patrick McCarthy, Vincent Schiraldi, and Miriam Shark
The Office of Justice Programs, headed by Assistant Attorney General Karol V. Mason, provides federal leadership in developing the nation's capacity to prevent and control crime, administer justice, and assist victims. OJP has six bureaus and offices: the Bureau of Justice Assistance; the Bureau of Justice Statistics; the National Institute of Justice; the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; the Office for Victims of Crime; and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART). More information about OJP and its components can be found at www.ojp.gov.
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SOURCE Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs