New Jersey locked up how many fewer juvenile offenders in 2011 compared to 2003?

Answer: In 2011, New Jersey locked up about 6,000 fewer young offenders, thanks to the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative, which started in New Jersey in 2004. Instead of putting most youth in detention, this initiative strives to safely supervise non-violent offenders in the community, while helping them got on the path to productive adulthood. Read ACNJ's recent Kids Count Special Report: Juvenile Justice.

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