Michigan to explore reform to juvenile justice system

 Michigan is one of four states competitively selected by the National Governors Association to examine ways to improve the juvenile justice system – creating better outcomes for youth and safer communities for everyone.

Over the next several months, teams from the four states will explore recommendations on improving outcomes for youth in the juvenile justice system. Teams will focus on improving information-sharing across systems that serve youth, limiting involvement of low-risk youths in the juvenile justice system and expanding community based-alternatives to incarceration. By implementing policies and practices shown to improve outcomes for youth, states can lower recidivism rates, reduce costs and improve public safety. 
The other states are Arkansas, Indiana and Tennessee. 

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