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Dos and Don'ts for Reducing Recidivism among Young Adults in the Justice System

The Council of State Governments Justice Center


Young adults ages 18 to 24 are often considered the most challenging population under justice system supervision. Data show that they account for a disproportionately high percentage of arrests, particularly for violent crimes, and they are the most likely age group to reoffend. This publication outlines a list of dos and don’ts — informed by both research and practice — to guide US state and local policy and practice changes focused on young adults in the justice system. This list draws on guidance gathered at a 2017 convening of researchers, policymakers, and practitioners that was cohosted by The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center and Harvard Kennedy School’s Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management, with funding support from the William T. Grant Foundation and the Hyams Foundation.

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North America - United States

Year Language

2017 English

Category Type

Grey Literature Guide


Good practices, Justice, Juvenile, Systems

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