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Juvenile Justice

The Picard Center is exploring what our state can do to provide better rehabilitation for our adjudicated youth and to better understand the needs in serving incarcerated youth and families. The Picard Center's research on juvenile justice covers populations from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds and includes studies related to crime and juvenile justice, at-risk populations, violence, bullying, substance abuse prevention and treatment, and adolescent mental health.

The Picard Center's goal in Juvenile Justice research is to provide juvenile justice agency managers, staff, and other practitioners with concrete strategies, tools, examples, and best-practice models to help them implement research-based policies and practices and to improve outcomes for youth in the juvenile justice system.