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Annie E. Casey Foundation, Juvenile Justice Project

With the support of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the National Center for Victims of Crime in January, 2013 convened a national roundtable discussion in Washington, DC. The purpose of the roudtable was to create entry points for victims, survivors, and crime victim advocates to be engaged in the emerging juvenile justice policy reform agenda and improve the public dialogue on effective public safety and youth development policies. 

The goal of this project was to develop recommendations and strategies to increase the representation of advocates, victims, and survivors of crime in developing juvenile justice responses that reduce juvenile crime and help young people transition to adulthood, at the same time, holding youth accountable for their actions in ways that are developmentally appropriate.

For a summary of the input of victims, victim advocates, and correctional organizations at the forum read the summary narrative below. 

On January 8, 2013 the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the National Center for Victims of Crime convened a one-day forum for representatives of the crime victims’ rights and juvenile justice system reform movements, as well as several prosecutors with expertise in juvenile justice, to describe the histories and achievements of both movements, perceptions of one another, perceived areas of conflict, and potential for common ground.