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Building a Juvenile Justice System for the Future (2011). Presented to the Michigan Family Impact Seminar, Michigan State Capitol. Lansing, MI: Michigan State University. Powerpoint Slides
Research conducted over the past several decades has documented both the various pathways that children and youth follow into juvenile delinquency and the intersection of those pathways with the development of the adolescent brain, which continues into the mid 20′s. Accordingly, reentry strategies are more likely to succeed if they aid youth and young adults … Continue reading