Comprehensive Juvenile Justice Policy Reform | State Resources


Comprehensive juvenile justice reform is a bipartisan issue that all three branches of government have embraced in several states. Policymakers have put in place new laws intended to produce more effective, research-based and data-driven responses to juvenile delinquency and improve the administration of justice. Recent state interest and actions in juvenile justice represent important developments in aligning community safety, better outcomes for youth, and fiscal responsibility.  

Use this map to learn more about states’ comprehensive juvenile justice policy reforms. Continue reading for additional information about these state initiatives and related assistance.

To view Adult Justice Reinvestment State Resources, click here.

Comprehensive Juvenile Justice Policy Reforms, 2012 - 2018


Additional Resources

NCSL’s Juvenile Justice Resources

Additional Juvenile Justice Research and Resources