Bringing Juvenile Offenders and Victims Together Reduces Crime, Study Says

In recent years, restorative justice programs have been implemented across the country and, in some cases, they have shown to be an effective alternative to our criminal justice system. A new study by researchers at Sam Houston State University adds to the mounting evidence for the benefits of criminal justice reform: They found that when facilitated interactions happen between juvenile offenders and their victims, it actually helped to reduce recidivism rates among the offenders compared to traditional court processing.

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