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High-risk youth who were diverted from court showed 40 percent lower recidivism rates than their peers who were petitioned in court.

In order to reduce racial and ethnic disparities and enhance outcomes for young people in our country’s juvenile justice systems, those systems need to focus on diversion - generally more productive and developmentally appropriate for young people. Read more»

As of January, cities, counties and tribal governments across the U.S. had budgeted less than half of their allocation from the American Rescue Plan’s State and Local Fiscal Recovery funds.

“Community safety interventions” are now valid uses for State and Local Fiscal Recovery funds under the Treasury Department’s amended final rule - a unique and time-limited source of funding for community-based investments to combat violent crime. Read more»

Not all trans people are dysphoric, and the 4th Circuit found that the APA’s decision to remove the obsolete disorder confirms that the diagnoses are distinct.

A federal appeals court has held that the Americans with Disabilities Act covers individuals with “gender dysphoria” - a ruling expanding the legal consensus on the discrimination protections available to some transgender people. Read more»