Learning Objectives

  1. Explain how a developmental framework and approach is most effective in working with serious and chronic youthful offenders.
  2. Appraise how youthful offender detention and incarceration facilities are best designed to improve youthful offender outcomes and recidivism.
  3. Describe how federal- and state-level policies can improve juvenile court outcomes for serious and chronic youthful offenders, including gang members.
  4. Review the challenges of youthful offender reentry to their communities and strategies that have been found effective in this process.
  5. Understand how racial and ethnic disparities in the juvenile justice system can be addressed at the local, state, and national levels.