Adolescent Development and Research

Butts, Jeffrey A. (2011). Adolescent Brain Development and Research Evidence for Juvenile Justice. Washington, DC: Second Chance Reentry Conference. An overview of the research on adolescent brain development and the implications of developmental factors on efforts to engage youth and young adults in reentry.


  • David Altschuler, Principal Research Scientist, Institute for Policy Studies, Johns Hopkins University (moderator)
  • Kent Berkley, Senior Associate Director, Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative
  • Jeffrey Butts, Director, Research Evaluation Center, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York
  • Jennifer Woolard, Associate Professor of Psychology, Georgetown University

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