Source: (1997) Foreword by H. John Okeson. Indianapolis, IN: Crime Control Policy Center of the Hudson Institute.

In 1997 a series of hearings were held throughout Indiana to gain firsthand knowledge about juvenile justice from judges, prosecutors, probation officers, law enforcement officials, nonprofit agency representatives, and others. The purposes were to investigate the scope of juvenile crime in Indiana and the impact of its costs on Indiana communities. Subjects of the hearings included juvenile justice costs; aftercare programs; detention and juvenile correction facilities; prevention and intervention programs; the role of nonprofits, schools, and families; legislation; and the juvenile court process.