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The Caruthers Institute (CI) is a nonprofit think-tank that conducts research, crafts solutions and leads advocacy on emerging youth issues for the purpose of data-driven social change.
(CI is the next evolution of dewey & associates)

CI’s ongoing research on its three areas of national expertise reveals.

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CI identifies, crafts and refines solutions on its three areas of national expertise.

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CI advocates to the media, elected officials and policy-makers on its three areas of national expertise.

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Latest Research


Requiring Juvenile Civil Citations in Florida

Report demonstrates proposed legislation requiring juvenile civil citations for minor offenses would benefit public safety, youth and taxpayers

Study announces top 50 K-12 education foundations in the nation

Study announces top 50 K-12 education foundations in the nation, revealing the impact that local communities make on public education.  “Stepping Up: The Nation’s Top K-12 Education Foundations 2016” showed Six states – Florida, Texas, Tennessee, California, Utah, Colorado – [...]

Reports show Florida county performance with juvenile civil citations: “Stepping Up: Florida County Juvenile Civil Citation Reports 2016” released

“Stepping Up Florida County Juvenile Civil Citation Reports 2016” provides reporting of the performance of each county, its school district and its law enforcement agencies with juvenile civil citations, an alternative to arrest for common youth misbehavior. Stepping Up County [...]

Study shows arresting youth for common youth misbehavior harms public safety: “Stepping Up: Florida’s Top Juvenile Civil Citation Efforts 2016” released

Our second annual comprehensive study of Florida’s alternatives to juvenile arrests for common youth misbehavior – called “Stepping Up: Florida’s Top Juvenile Civil Citation Efforts 2016” – shows counties that arresting youth rather than issue civil citations create more reoffenders [...]

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