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Youth Incarceration in the United States

Year: 2022

This infographic from the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows that public agencies made enormous progress reducing youth incarceration between 1995 and 2019, reflecting the deep declines in juvenile arrests over the same period. However, some harmful practices remained stubbornly entrenched, such as an over-reliance on incarceration once youth are referred to the juvenile justice system, especially for Black and Native American youth.