Fact Sheet: Ensure Safety for Youth in Juvenile Justice Placements (HB1600) – Nov 2023

Research shows that for most young people, particularly those who are assessed as low-risk or who commit lower severity offenses, out-of-home placement leads to worse outcomes than diversion or probation. However, when young people are removed from their homes to address delinquent behavior, they need safe, stable environments to foster positive development and transformation. HB 1600 (Rep. Shusterman) improves outcomes by limiting harmful practices in out-of-home placements and increasing oversight of Pennsylvania’s juvenile justice system.

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