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Fewer Youth in Juvenile Detention

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70,792 juveniles were reported to be incarcerated across the United States in 2010, but according to a new study by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, that’s actually a sign of improvement. The study, “Reducing Youth Incarceration in the United States,” found that the rates of young people being sent to juvenile detention facilities has dropped 41% since 1995, mainly due to budget cuts and states trying alternatives to incarceration for young offenders.

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  • Lindsey Smith

    This is great news that states are trying to find alternatives to incarceration for young offenders! Do you know what these alternatives are? At a young age, I feel like children would learn better if they weren't simply locked up, but instead were given opportunities to learn about consequences and community involvement.