RESULTS

Were there unintended consequences?

Adjustments were made to the law after implementation. The problems that were fixed tended to be minor, and the remedies were written into law without much dispute, according to Christine Rapillo, director of delinquency defense and child protection for the Office of the Public Defender.

In general, Connecticut’s preference for prevention and diversion has meant that those young people who do enter the juvenile justice system have higher and more complex needs. Though the state has made some adjustments to serve this new population, advocates would like to see speedier deployment of more comprehensive services.

How were kids affected?

What did it cost?

How did the system change?

How was public safety affected?

Were there unintended consequences?