After describing the current state of juvenile probation in the United States, this Article proposes a developmentally informed probation model utilizing existing research on adolescent development and behavior modification. It then considers the broader legal and policy contexts of such a model: How can a model geared toward changing youths’ behavior be constructed to ensure adequate due process, support family involvement, and avoid unintended consequences (e.g., net widening, racial and ethnic disparities)?
“You’re on the Right Track!” Using Graduated Response Systems to Address Immaturity of Judgment and Enhance Youths’ Capacities to Successfully Complete Probation
Volume 88, No. 4, Summer 2016