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Data Snapshot: Kindergarten Court

Kids aren’t miniature adults. We don’t expect our little leaguers to play baseball as well as Major Leaguers. We don’t expect a third grader to read or solve math problems as well as a high schooler.  So why would we expect a young child who has engaged in bad behavior…...

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Data Snapshot: Nebraska’s Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Centers

Nationwide, states are reexamining their use of youth prisons to “treat” juvenile offenders.  A mounting body of evidence shows that correctional models are costly and ineffective at best, and dangerous at worst, when it comes to reducing recidivism and producing positive outcomes for juveniles.[1] Nebraska operates two large-scale “deep end”…...

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