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Putting the Juvenile Back in Juvenile Justice

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Action for Children's newest report discusses the latest scientific research on adolescent brain development, showing that while teenagers may physically resemble adults, neurologically, their brains are still developing and are extremely susceptible to environmental influences.  The report also finds that in North Carolina youth who serve adult time are more than twice as likely to be reconvicted of crimes as youth who receive juvenile services.

Click here for a copy of Putting the Juvenile Back in Juvenile Justice  [2]