Emerging Adult Justice Innovation Sites Selected

March 29, 2023

Three jurisdictions selected to implement a new developmental framework for emerging adults.

Pilot sites in Massachusetts, Nebraska and Washington D.C. will implement the Columbia Justice Lab’s Emerging Adult Justice Project’s (EAJP) Developmental Framework to create more effective, fair, and developmental responses to 18- to 25-year-olds, who now are over-represented in the criminal legal system, face higher rates of racial and ethnic disparity there, and are rearrested more frequently than any other age group.

Read more about the framework here.