I Was a Kid in Solitary Confinement

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At age 16, Alyssa B. was sent to adult prison, where she spent 23 hours a day in lockdown without positive human contact or regular programming. This post, written by Alyssa B., recounts the life-changing experience and reveals what justice-involved youth really need to turn their lives around.

June 15, 2017

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Supporting De’Jon With Opportunities to Reach His Potential

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Young people in trouble with the law need guidance, education and a support network to get back on track, not incarceration in adult-like prisons. A new video tells the story of a young man and two caring adults in his support network who connected him with the opportunities he needed.

May 24, 2017

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Boston Professor Receives Bimel Award for Helping Drive Detention Reforms

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The Annie E. Casey Foundation has named William Rodriguez, assistant professor and chair of juvenile justice and youth advocacy at Wheelock College in Boston, as its 2017 Natalie S. Bimel Award recipient. The Foundation presented Rodriguez with the award in recognition of his commitment to fairness and equality, human rights and social justice.

April 30, 2017

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Community Connections for Youth Earns Casey’s 2017 Gloria J. Jenkins Award

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The Annie E. Casey Foundation has named a New York City-based nonprofit, Community Connections for Youth, as its 2017 Gloria J. Jenkins Award winner. The award, which recognizes outstanding contributions to detention reform by a community-based organization, is named after community activist Gloria J. Jenkins.

April 29, 2017

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Meet the 2017 JDAI Distinguished System Leadership Award Winners

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Three individuals, Toni Carter, Lisa Garry and Kurt Wolf, earned this year’s JDAI Distinguished System Leadership Award, which recognizes stakeholders who have leveraged data and innovative partnerships to realize lasting juvenile justice reforms. The award is the highest honor that the Annie E. Casey Foundation bestows on an individual or team working at a Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative site.

April 29, 2017

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