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9 May 2008 | News

Harvard Law School report on Effective Youth Violence Prevention Strategies

No More Children Left Behind Bars: A Briefing on Youth Gang Violence and Juvenile Crime Prevention

This brief from The Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard University Law School considers the question of how to respond most effectively to gang-related youth crime and delinquency.

The report finds that choosing enforcement over prevention produces flawed, costly policies that often inflict incalculable harm to the very communities elected leaders are trying to protect.