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Status Offense Reform Center

Providing community-based alternatives to court and juvenile justice system involvement

Every year, thousands of youth are brought to court, held in detention, and placed in locked facilities for “status offenses”—noncriminal behaviors like truancy, running away, curfew violations, and underage drinking, which are only prohibited due to their age. Typically, youth charged with these offenses are experiencing an array of underlying iss...

  • Vidhya Ananthakrishnan
    Vidhya Ananthakrishnan