Youth on Probation: Bringing a 20th Century Service into a Developmentally Friendly 21st Century World

Principles of adolescent development have accelerated positive changes to the juvenile justice system. These changes have been most pronounced in reducing reliance on incarceration and in approaches to sentencing of youth tried as adults. While juvenile probation has made some developmentally friendly adjustments, it remains an area that is fertile for reform.

In Youth on Probation: Bringing a 20th Century Service into a Developmentally Friendly 21st Century World, Stoneleigh Foundation Visiting Fellow Robert G. Schwartz makes the case for adopting a developmental framework for juvenile probation, including principles to guide implementation as well as examples of this approach in practice in jurisdictions throughout the United States.

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