Beyond Bars

Keeping Young People Safe at Home and Out of Youth Prisons

Report

This report provides a clear blueprint for closing youth prisons and replacing them with community-based juvenile justice services. Readers will learn how this new system can hold youth accountable — without resorting to incarceration — while cultivating a young person’s strengths, interests and sense of belonging. 

January 7, 2017

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Juvenile Justice System Focuses on Strengths of Youth and Families in Massachusetts

Blog Post

A new training curriculum being piloted in Massachusetts focuses on creating strong connections between frontline staff and youth in the juvenile justice system. The objective is to transform the efforts of staff in the system, who make important decisions that directly affect youth and have an opportunity to build on young people’s strengths to improve outcomes.

February 5, 2017

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Prosecutors Speak on Juvenile Justice Reform

Blog Post

The Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF) has released a report that suggests possible common ground for collaboration between prosecutors and others working to reform juvenile justice policy and practice. Casey finds that the report suggests possible common ground for collaboration between prosecutors and others working to reform juvenile justice policy and practice.

March 2, 2017

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Christian Millennials Make Faith-Based Case for Closing Youth Prisons

Blog Post

A new Casey-funded report aimed at Christian millennials, What Justice Requires: Closing Youth Prisons, summarizes available evidence on why youth prisons should be replaced with more appropriate alternatives. It also suggests steps for state and local action from a faith-based perspective.

March 2, 2017

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New Report Recommends Actions to Replace the Youth Prison Model

Blog Post

Harvard Kennedy School’s Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management and the National Institute of Justice today released a new report with recommendations for a common-sense, bipartisan approach to halt the heavy reliance on incarcerating young people.

October 21, 2016

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