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February 10, 2020

Linking Juvenile Justice Research to Policy Action: Engaging Community Partners and Policy Makers to Achieve Change

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  • 1David Geffen School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles
  • 2Children’s Discovery & Innovation Institute, UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles, California
JAMA Pediatr. Published online February 10, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.5875

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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