The Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management at Harvard Kennedy School has released the first in a series of Emerging Adult Justice issue briefs: “Emerging Adults: A distinct population that calls for an age-appropriate approach by the justice system.” The brief defines emerging adults as the group of individuals transitioning from childhood to adulthood that, despite facing the worst criminal justice outcomes and recidivism rates, signify a critical opportunity for criminal justice intervention via evidence-informed policies and programming that both reduce crime and enhance socio-economic outcomes...MORE