Report by the Justice Policy Institute outlining the costs of juvenile incarceration.
Juvenile Justice Can Be Less Expensive and More Effective
Op-ed by YLC Staff Attorney Sue Burrell on the cost of juvenile detention published by the Sacramento Bee
Legal Rights of Teens in Out of Home Care (2014)
This booklet, based on California law, covers some of the concerns of a youth in out-of-home care, including types of placements, guardianship, independent living, role of the courts, visitation, confidentiality, pregnancy, money, religion, driving, emancipation and rights and responsibilities of youth in out-of-home care, group or foster homes
Op-Ed: Incarcerating Disturbed Youth Is a Flawed Response
YLC staff attorney Sue Burrell, wrote an op ed piece for the CT Mirror, Incarcerating Disturbed Youth is a Flawed Response (LINK to uploaded article), published September 22, 2014. The piece follows Connecticut’s decisions to lock a transgender teenager, first in an adult women’s facility in Connecticut, and then in a boys’ institution. The piece […]
Using Research to Reduce Incarceration as a Disposition
Recent policy research offers rich opportunities for reducing the use of incarceration as a “sentencing” disposition. It makes arguments much more compelling; helps courts and other juvenile system professionals to see beyond their normal horizons; and gives you support for points you wanted to make anyway. (Adolescent development, problems with group care, facility abuses in […]
The Dangers of Detention – PowerPoint Presentation
This powerpoint presentation highlights the negative impact of detention.