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Punishment isn’t accountability when dealing with youth

January 22, 2024

Recent increases in some types of crime by young people in Maryland have led certain law enforcement officials and others to call for greater levels of “accountability.” Before reflexively accepting these calls, we need to consider what accountability should look like in the context of juvenile justice. In doing so, it is important to keep in mind what science and research tell us about how to promote positive outcomes for children.

Article Source: MOCO360

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