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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.

Featured Partners

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.

Reclaiming Futures

The RAC joins Reclaiming Futures to evaluate innovative approaches to assist youth away from problematic substance use.

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