30 years ago, Missouri closed their training schools (think big, with concertina wire and guards) and replaced them with smaller facilities like group homes (think small, cottage-y, with more specialists and less guards). In 2010, Annie E. Casey foundation published a report on the benefits of the Missouri Model featuring Juvenile-in-Justice images.
The report shows that Missouri’s been pretty successful with it, check out this little graph:
Follows are some Juvenile-in-Justice images from Missouri.
& for some contrast, tune in tomorrow for a look at isolation cells.