Thursday, September 17, 2015

Community-Based Responses to Justice-Involved Young Adults

Advances in behavior and neuroscience research confirm that brain development continues well into a person's 20s, meaning that young adults have more psychosocial similarities to children than to older adults. This paper from the Harvard Executive Session on Community Corrections discusses how this research on the development process impacts the justice system's response to young adults. The authors make recommendations for arrest, pretrial, court, incarceration and community-based responses to justice-involved young adults to promote social integration and public safety.

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