Toward an Expanded City Role Supporting Youth in the Deep End of the Juvenile Justice System

Deep End Youth
Deep End Youth

Youth with sustained involvement in the juvenile justice system face serious challenges to making the normal developmental progress that helps cities thrive – for instance, with steps such as completing schooling, getting jobs, and living independently.

This new brief sketches the landscape in which juvenile justice-involved youth travel, as well as the steps that city leaders can uniquely take to populate that landscape with more high-quality and effective supports and services.