NCLR believes that community alternatives to incarceration are a much more sensible, effective, and efficient solution to reducing crime and increasing public safety than current approaches. Two key studies on Latino youth and the justice system, Donde Está La Justicia (2002) and America’s Invisible Children: Latino Youth and the Failure of Justice (2009), have found areas where juvenile justice policy has resulted in over-incarceration of nonviolent teens and biased treatment of youth of color. Through our partnership with the Models for Change initiative, NCLR will continue to provide information through fact sheets and other publications on national as well as state-specific incarceration rates, focus-group findings, and federal legislation to inform advocates, researchers, and decision-makers on how the justice system impacts Latino youth.
Juvenile Justice Research Publications
- Just the Facts: A Snapshot of Incarcerated Youth (fact sheet, 2010)
- America's Invisible Children: Latino Youth and the Failure of Justice (policy brief, 2009)
- Donde Está La Justicia (report, 2002)