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New 50-State Analysis to Focus on Critical Role of Juvenile Court Judges

Juvenile court judges are fundamental players in promoting public safety and improving outcomes for the youth who enter their courtrooms. A new project launched this week by The Council of State Governments Justice Center and the National Council on Juvenile and Family Court Judges will conduct an unprecedented 50-state analysis of state juvenile court policies and rules.

The analysis will inform a national report—to be released in spring 2022—with findings and recommendations to ensure that juvenile court judges’ decisions are in the best interest of youth. By adopting a common set of judicial policies and practices, states can position judges to make effective decisions and drive improvement efforts that promote a more effective and equitable juvenile justice system. State Justice Institute is delighted to be funding such an impactful and vital project.

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