Monday, October 22, 2012

Using Adolescent Brain Research to Inform Policy: A Guide for Juvenile Justice Advocates - National Juvenile Justice Network

Research has revealed profound differences in the way that adolescents and adults use their brains. Much has been made of this research in policy arenas on behalf of youth in the justice system; however, its use raises questions about respect for our youth allies and implications for alternate policy agendas. This paper, recently updated, explores the key issues and makes recommendations.

 Download the policy paper, "Using Adolescent Brain Research to Inform Policy: a Guide for Juvenile Justice Advocates."