Reports and Resources

There is a growing body of information and research about the negative impacts of youth being tried as adults. Here are links to some key reports.

Two new reports from the Justice Policy Institute show that removing young people who have broken the law from their homes and communitities, and incarcerating them in locked facilities is no longer the status quo in five states:

Reconsidering Oregon's Detention Policy for Youth Charged with Measure 11

A chapter of PSJ's comprehensive study of the impact of Measure 11 on Oregon's youth.

Effects on Violence of Laws and Policies Facilitating the Transfer of Juveniles from the Juvenile Justice System to the Adult Justice System

Juvenile Transfer Laws:  An Effective Deterrent to Delinquency?

The Campaign for Youth Justice has written several reports that are filled with great information.

For a complete list and links to all of the Campaign's reports go to Campaign for Youth Justice research.

Healing Invisible Wounds: Why Investing in Trauma-Informed Care for Youth Makes Sense

More on critical youth justice issues:

Youth & Incarceration

The Costs of Confinement: Why Good Juvenile Justice Policies Make Good Fiscal Sense 

Youth Incarceration in the United States - infogram

Youth on the Registry

Registering Harm: How Sex Offense Registries Fail Youth Communities