In the Community
Fact Sheets & Data
Stemming the Rising Tide: Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Youth Incarceration & Strategies for Change, Julia Beatty
This report explores the consequences of recent policy changes regarding out-of-home placement for youth of color.
Total Correctional Population, Bureau of Justice Statistics
Federal data, surveys, and publications on the adult correctional population, including jails, prisons, probation and parole.
Statistical Briefing Book, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
National, state, and county data on juvenile justice systems and victim status, including key demographic data.
50-State Report on Public Safety, The Council of State Governments Justice Center
These 50 state-specific workbooks contain comparisons related to arrests, recidivism, crime, and incarcerated populations.
Readings & Media
The Juvenile Record Myth, Joy Radice
This article addresses the confidentiality of juvenile delinquency records and explores their collateral consequences.
Recidivism Reconsidered: Preserving the Community Justice Mission of Community Corrections, Jeffrey A. Butts and Vincent Schiraldi
This paper explores the problems that arise when recidivism is used as the principal measure for evaluating outcomes.
Burning Down The House: The End of Juvenile Prison, Nell Bernstein
Through vivid stories, Bernstein explores the conditions children are subjected to in the US juvenile justice system.
Caught: The Lives of Juvenile Justice (podcast), Kai Wright, WNYC
Caught: The Lives of Juvenile Justice tells the stories of young lives forever changed by collisions with law and order.
The W. Haywood Burns Institute
The RAC partners with the Burns Institute and 12 community orgs to uplift effective alternatives to youth incarceration.
Alameda County Probation Department: Juvenile Services
The RAC assists Alameda County’s Probation Department to ensure best practices and reduce out-of-home placement for youth.
The RAC joins Reclaiming Futures to evaluate innovative approaches to assist youth away from problematic substance use.
LA County Office of Diversion and Reentry
The Office of Diversion and Reentry partnered with the RAC to implement recommendations of the Youth Diversion Subcommittee.