Juvenile Justice in the U.S.: Facts for Policymakers

Learn about our Improving the Odds for Adolescents project. Recent research shows that the human brain continues to develop throughout adolescence, with the pre-frontal cortex – the section of the brain responsible for executive function and complex reasoning – not fully developing until the mid-twenties. 1Because adolescents’ brains are not fully matured, their decision-making and […]