Juvenile incarceration rate has dropped in half. Is trend sustainable?

-CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, 10 NOVEMBER 2015, FEAT. PROF. JOSH GUPTA-KAGAN:

Over the past 12 years, the rate of juveniles committed to prison or other correctional facilities in the United States dropped by 53 percent, according to a new analysis from the Pew Charitable Trusts. Combine that decline with a simultaneous drop in violent crime rates among juveniles, and you have a long-term trend that experts believe is both sustainable and a model for future reform of the adult criminal justice system. 

“I think once you have a 12-year trend, it sort of feels like it’s not just a blip,” says Jake Horowitz, state policy director for Pew’s Public Safety Performance Project. <Read More>