University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
Title "Reforming Juvenile Delinquency Treatment to Enhance Rehabilitation, Personal Accountability, and Public Safety"
Date April 6, 2006
Author Douglas E. Abrams
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Abstract The time may be ripe for meaningful reform after the spate of
“get tough” legislation that drove juvenile justice policy in the
1990s. The nation’s violent juvenile crime rate has fallen steadily
since 1994, evidently diminishing immediate public pressure for
harsh punishment at the expense of rehabilitation. At the same
time, Justice Department activism under CRIPA has exposed the
infected underbelly of juvenile corrections and spurred calls for
Source National Juvenile Justice Network

This Resource Relates To
case DOJ CRIPA Investigation of Custer Youth Correctional Center, Custer, South Dakota (JI-SD-0002)

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