Reforming Juvenile Justice Through Comprehensive Community Planning (PDF)

This publication outlines the Comprehensive Community Planning process developed by two U.S. Department of Justice officials and its results as tested in several communities nationwide. The goal of the process is to refocus attention on prevention and early intervention as important parts of a comprehensive youth crime strategy. The article provides an overview of the process and chronicles the experiences with it in each trial community, including process outcomes, new programs, and new legislation reflecting the Comprehensive Community Planning ideals.

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March 2004