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.
A new report, New Funds for Work: Connecting Systems for Justice-Involved Young People, provides a state-by-state look at youth served by workforce development boards that were justice-involved and offers recommendations to improve employment opportunities for these youth.
This seven-page brief shares lessons culled from more than 80 interviews with organizations, their workers and the youth that they support. Readers will learn about the pivotal and powerful difference that a strong relationship can make in a young person’s life and precisely what professionals and public systems can do to support these vital connections.
Young people in Baltimore desire rewarding careers that create opportunities for their families and communities. Yet, clear barriers — including a lack of information about viable prospects and support resources — stand in their path, according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.