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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 
2003

Violence: Policies Facilitating the Transfer of Juveniles to Adult Justice Systems

Description of Resource: 
The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends against policies facilitating the transfer of juveniles from juvenile to adult criminal justice systems for the purpose of reducing violence, based on evidence that these laws and policies are associated with increased subsequent violent behavior among transferred youth. There is insufficient evidence to determine whether juveniles in the general population are deterred from violent crime by strengthened juvenile transfer policies.

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Developed By: 
Community Preventive Services Task Force
Developer Type: 
Non-Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Injury and Violence Prevention
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Systematic Review
Citation: 
The Community Guide [Internet]. Violence: Policies Facilitating the Transfer of Juveniles to Adult Justice Systems. c2003– [cited 2017 Feb 13]. Available from: https://www.thecommunityguide.org/content/violence-policies-facilitating-transfer-juveniles-adult-justice-systems