Dr. André Rosay, Justice Center Director, and Dr. Marny Rivera, Justice faculty, were interviewed by KTUU Channel 2 News regarding a recent Alaska Justice Forum article titled, "Trends in Juvenile Delinquency, School Suspensions, and Expulsions." Their comments aired on July 17 in a segment by Abby Hancock titled, "UAA Study Highlights Remarkable Decline in Juvenile Delinquency."
In discussing the decline in juvenile delinquency, Dr. Rosay noted "...at this point it's difficult to say exactly what caused the decline, other than simply saying agencies are working well together and providing good services to Alaska's youth."
While juvenile delinquency in Alaska has decreased, the number of school suspensions and expulsions has increased. Dr. Rivera remarked that a change in school policy regarding the way offenses are reported is more likely the cause, rather than a change in student behavior.
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