Texas youth involved in the juvenile justice system are far less likely to reoffend if they are under community-based supervision rather than confined in state correctional facilities, according to a report by the Council of State Governments Justice Center.

The report analyzed data from 1.3 million case records spanning eight years. It also found that youths released from state facilities were three times more likely to commit felonies than youth under community supervision.

You can find the report and related material here.

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