ACLU-CT & CTJA: The solution to youth offenders is not more time

Concerning the discussion of bringing Connecticut’s legislature back into session to debate the state’s juvenile court system, the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut (ACLU-CT) and the Connecticut Justice Alliance (CTJA) issue the following joint statement.

For the past decade, crime, including car theft, is on a steady decline in Connecticut. We all agree there is an issue to be solved, but we don’t agree on the solution. Our system is broken, and increased incarceration is not how we fix it.