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New Toolkit Addresses Juvenile Facility Closures
New Toolkit Addresses Juvenile Facility Closures
The Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators has developed the "Facility Closure and Strategic Downsizing of Juvenile Justice Systems" toolkit.

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The Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators has developed the "Facility Closure and Strategic Downsizing of Juvenile Justice Systems" toolkit. The number of residential facilities housing youth in the juvenile justice system declined by one third in the United States between 2006 and 2016. This toolkit is designed to help juvenile justice agencies successfully close a facility and carry out related system improvements. This includes communicating about closure; meeting youth, family, and staff needs; re-examining practices; managing logistics; and reallocating resources to support youth and communities.

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