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Letter: Much done, much to do on juvenile justice

Oct 23, 2012, Louisiana Models for Change, The Advocate-Baton Rouge, La.

It has been a long road for juvenile justice reform in Louisiana. There has been some improvement, but much more needs to be done. In 2001, the Louisiana Legislature took steps to revitalize the juvenile justice system by creating the Louisiana Juvenile Justice Implementation Commission to develop a plan for reform and serve as a watchdog for progress. In 2011, the Legislature commissioned a study to evaluate improvements made to the system over the past five years, and to issue…

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Reform areas: Evidence-based practices

States: Louisiana

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