A task force, led by The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center, recommended improving the juvenile justice system by diverting youth from incarceration. The report cites evidence that incarcerating low-risk juvenile offenders in Colorado may be doing more harm than good. To increase use of diversion for low-risk juvenile offenders, the task force recommended that the following be translated into legislation during 2019: Expand accessibility to evidence-based, pre-adjudication juvenile diversion programs across the state Develop clear criteria for detention eligibility in order to limit secure detention for youth, to limit secure . . .
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