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Juvenile Justice

Report: Juvenile Justice in Arizona: The Fiscal Foundations of Effective Policy

July 11, 2016
This report was released in January of 2016 at a community event to discuss where Arizona stands on juvenile justice policies that make sense. Issued by Children’s Action Alliance and The Morrison Institute for Public Policy at Arizona State University, the report is available here.  Read more

New Study Finds Parents’ Incarceration Has Major Impact on Kids

April 25, 2016
The country’s “tough on crime” policies, with harsher prison sentences for offenders, have had a big impact on American families, including more than five million children whose parents are incarcerated. As a result of their parents’ absence, these kids are more likely to experience poverty, homelessness, hunger and emotional distress. These effects can be lasting, even lifelong. Read more

A Successful Juvenile Justice and Fiscal Policy Event

January 29, 2016
Our forum on juvenile justice and fiscal policy was an overwhelming success, thanks to a packed house of community members and our partners at the Morrison Institute for Public Policy at Arizona State University. The energy in the room showed an intense interest in this issue and a desire to work together to continue to keep youth out of the criminal justice system, as trends show an overall reduction in juvenile crime statewide. Read more

**Location Change** Join Us for an Interactive Discussion on Juvenile Justice and Effective Fiscal Policy

January 13, 2016
In the past several years, juvenile crime rates in Arizona have dropped, thanks in part to community-based prevention and diversion programs offered in local jurisdictions. New state policies, however, could have a dramatic impact on how these services are offered by requiring counties to pay for incarcerating youth in state juvenile correctional facilities. Read more

Improving Public Safety by Keeping Youth Out of the Adult Criminal Justice System

November 17, 2010
Released in November of 2010 this Children’s Action Alliance report, Improving Public Safety by Keeping Youth Out of the Adult Criminal Justice System, documents research showing that Arizona youth and communities are safer by keeping more youth in the juvenile justice system.

Racial Disproportionality in the Juvenile Justice System in Maricopa County

June 23, 2008
This paper explores racial disproportionality in the juvenile justice system in Maricopa County. The data show a disproportionately high percent of youth in the county’s juvenile justice system are youth of color.

Community Services Unit of the Maricopa County Juvenile Court

May 15, 2008
This document provides answers related to child welfare and juvenile justice systems, with information related to guardianship, emancipation, dependency, and behavioral/mental health.

Prosecuting Juveniles in the Adult Criminal Justice System

June 1, 2003
CAA and the Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee have released this publication that includes Key Issues and Recommendations in treating juveniles in Arizona's criminal system.