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Outlook can be bleak for juvenile offenders, study shows

A new study finds teens who are locked up in juvenile detention facilities tend to have worse outcomes later in life than those who avoid incarceration for the same types of offenses.

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Fewer NJ teens being locked up in juvenile detention centers

A new report finds the number of teenagers being sent to juvenile detention facilities both in New Jersey and across the country has dropped significantly in recent years, but youth of color are a lot more likely to be locked up than their white counterparts.

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Should This NJ Prisoner Get a Trail or is he guilty?
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Fewer Crimes Committed by Young Offenders in NJ [AUDIO]

New Jersey's juvenile justice system has been quietly modified over the past few years, with dramatically successful results.

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NJ’s Juvenile Detention Reforms: A National Model?

How good is New Jersey’s Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI)? Top officials in Washington State sure think it is very successful.

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Groups Seek NJ Ban on Juvenile Confinement

New Jersey's American Civil Liberty Union and other groups are meeting with state officials to seek limiting solitary confinement of juveniles held in state custody.

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