Arkansas Youth Justice: The Architecture of Reform

The National Center for Youth Law and the National Council on Crime and Delinquency recently released Arkansas Youth Justice: The Architecture of Reform. The report details efforts to transform the juvenile justice system in Arkansas. The gist? Efforts by government officials, advocates, judges, service providers, youth, and their families have reduced the state’s reliance on secure confinement for children in the juvenile justice system. For a series of recommendations and goals, read this analysis from the National Center for Youth Law.