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A Decade of NCSC Research on Blended Sentencing for Juvenile Offenders

Aprill Campaign for Youth Justice

Blended sentencing enables some courts to impose juvenile or adult sanctions (or both) on certain juveniles. Extralegal factors (race in particular) influenced the probability of a blended sentence and transfer to adult criminal court, even though both are rarely imposed, and objective risk-and-needs assessment information should inform decisions in these cases.