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National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Engineering
Institute of Medicine
National Research Council
Committee on Law and Justice
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

Public Briefing


Reforming Juvenile Justice:
A Developmental Approach

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Download the report


Read the report brief
that summarizes the main findings 

juvenile justice briefing - policy highlights
Read the report brief
that summarizes the policy highlights.

Juvenile Justice Briefing - practitioner highlights
Read the report brief
that summarizes the practitioner highlights.



Watch a short interview with the
vice-chair of the committee, Richard Bonnie

On June 10, 2013, the Committee on Law and Justice hosted a public briefing at the
National Academy of Sciences building in Washington, DC.  The public discussion
focused on the recently released report, Reforming Juvenile Justice: A Developmental
and its key findings and messages.  Experts in the field examined
opportunities to use the report's recommendations to reform our nation’s juvenile
justice systems. 


Speaker Bios
► Meeting PowerPoint


Overview and Committee Charge
Robert L. Johnson, Committee Chair,
   University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey


Views of the Report and Conclusions of Interest

Robert L. Listenbee, Administrator, 
   Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Overview of the Report
Betty Chemers, Study Director, National Research Council
Edward Mulvey, Committee Member,    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Panel Discussion on Implications of Findings for Practice and Policy
Shay Bilchik, Center for Juvenile Justice Reform,
   Georgetown University Public Policy Institute
William B. Smith, Division of Youth Services Advisory Board,
   State of Missouri
Cherie Townsend, Committee Member, Independent Consultant and 
   Former Executive Director of the Texas Department of Juvenile Justice

Summation, Key Points, and Concluding Remarks
Richard Bonnie, Committee Vice-Chair, University of Virginia
Robert L. Johnson, Committee Chair

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