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We support policy actions that strengthen the lives of families and children in our nation's capital.

Business leaders, retired admirals and generals, and law enforcement leaders in Washington, D.C. support research-based policy solutions that improve our workforce, national security, and public safety.


June 20, 2024

Costly, punitive juvenile justice approaches undermine healthy adolescent development

Each year, over 700,000 young people are arrested and detained via the juvenile justice system. While the prevention of juvenile delinquency is an essential part of crime prevention, research shows that incarceration damages young people’s physical and mental health, impedes their educational and career success, exposes them to trauma, and increases rates of recidivism. As a result, public safety is undermined.

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