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New Clearinghouse for Young Adult Justice Research
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Young Adult JusticeThe Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management (PCJ) at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) has developed a new web site that will serve as a clearinghouse for Young Adult Justice (YAJ) news, research, and information to:

  • SHARE innovative approaches and information about challenges that justice-involved young adults present;
  • HIGHLIGHT significant opportunities that exist for reform; and
  • CONNECT people with research, policy, and programs across the US and abroad.

Feature Post: 
Changing the Life Trajectory of Justice-Involved Young Adults in San Francisco

This first installment from this new series - Developments in Young Adult Justice - was written by Katherine Weinstein Miller, Chief of Alternative Programs and Initiatives, Office of San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón. In this post Katy Miller discusses the research and challenges that San Francisco has expreienced that have 'transformed our recognition of how we need to work with young adults', and continues on to discuss these areas of development:

  • Transitional Age Youth Unit
  • Alternative Sentencing Planner Program
  • Young Adult Court
  • Dedicated Funding for Young Adult Services
  • Creating a New Paradigm

Visit the PCJ Young Adult Justice site

See additional resources from NIC on Juveniles in Corrections

Posted Thu, Mar 31 2016 7:23 AM by Susan Powell


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