This publication from the National Institute for Criminal Justice Reform sets forth 10 steps needed to transform the current juvenile justice system into one that both protects public safety and improves outcomes for the young people it serves.

The report describes how this transformation should include reducing the size and the number of youth in the system; thoroughly improving the conditions and services provided in addition to improving the outcomes of the youth who remain in the system; and using the hundreds of millions of dollars in savings from a massive reduction in the size of the system to reinvest in the youth, their families, and the communities in which they live.  To read more click here.