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Statewide Responses to a Proposed Realignment of Juvenile Corrections in Arizona

NCJ Number
249300
Journal
Criminal Justice Review Volume: Online First Dated: September 2015
Author(s)
Melanie Taylor; Scott Decker; Charles Katz
Date Published
September 2015
Length
0 pages
Annotation
This article reports on a case study that examined proposed solutions and opinions of various stakeholders in juvenile justice following a 2010 announcement that the State Department of Juvenile Corrections would be closed in Arizona.
Abstract
As States face shrinking budgets, new options for correctional supervision are being sought. One solution has been to shift the responsibility for custody from the State to county level through a process of realignment. The findings of the survey of juvenile justice stakeholders in Arizona show that the manner in which such a realignment was proposed would have been a difficult model to adopt, but that a well-planned and adequately funded reform would benefit juveniles and counties across Arizona. (Publisher abstract modified)

Date Published: September 1, 2015