Growing Up LGBT in America

The Human Rights Campaign conducted exhaustive surveys of the largest known sample of LGBT youth ever (over 10,000) from across the country to produce this report summarizing and explaining the key difficulties these youth face as the grow up in their varied families and communities.

Implementing Evidence-Based Juvenile Justice Reforms

The Urban Institute summarizes and analyzes the effectiveness of the implementation of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's Juvenile Justice Reform and Reinvestment Initiative in three demonstration sites in Delaware, Iowa and Wisconsin.

Labor and Sex Trafficking Among Homeless Youth

The Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research and the Loyola University Modern Slavery Research Project conducted interviews with a sample of 641 homeless youth from ten cities across the United States and Canada to collect data about the prevalence and nature of human trafficking among the homeless youth population. This resulting report summarized the worrying findings, showing that 19 percent were identified to be victims of some form of human trafficking and more than 14 percent had been trafficked for sex.

Raise the Age: Shifting to a Safer and More Effective Juvenile Justice System

This new report from the Justice Policy Institute highlights the growing movement known as "Raise the Age" which seeks to convince state governments across the country to no longer try youth, ages 16 and 17, as adults except for in extremely extenuating circumstances. All available evidence points to better outcomes, more safety and less recidivism for these youth when they are served by the juvenile justice system as opposed to the adult court system.