Closer to Home: An Analysis of the State and Local Impact of the Texas Juvenile Justice Reforms

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Author(s): The Council of State Governments Justice Center in partnership with Texas A&M University

Published: Jan. 29, 2015

Report Intro/Brief:
“Closer to Home: An Analysis of the State and Local Impact of the Texas Juvenile Justice Reforms, which draws on an unprecedented dataset of 1.3 million individual case records spanning eight years, shows youth incarcerated in state-run facilities are 21 percent more likely to be rearrested than those who remain under supervision closer to home. When they do reoffend, data show that youth released from state-run secure facilities are three times more likely to commit a felony than youth who are under community supervision.


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