Research shows that incarcerated youth are at risk of poor health and social outcomes.1 Interventions that focus on keeping youth out of the juvenile justice system are more likely to affect long-term outcomes.1 To create systems that prevent youth incarceration and improve youths’ trajectories, we must use evidence to inform public policy.
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Barnert ES. Linking Juvenile Justice Research to Policy Action: Engaging Community Partners and Policy Makers to Achieve Change. JAMA Pediatr. Published online February 10, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.5875
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