The Case for Rebuilding America’s Juvenile Justice System

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Casey’s Lisa Hamilton recently spoke with Liz Ryan of Youth First about what’s wrong with America’s prevailing juvenile justice system, what a better system looks like, and how we can help states end their reliance on youth prisons and incarcerating kids.

October 20, 2016

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New Funds Limit Use of Detention Facilities for Massachusetts Youth and Expand JDAI

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A new grant from the Lookout Foundation has been awarded to the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services. This grant will help deliver JDAI’s mission to decrease the length of stay in detention for low-risk youth and reduce the racial and ethnical disparities within the juvenile justice system. JDAI’s work will expand at the county level across Massachusetts. 

August 5, 2016

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My Life, My Plan: The Value of Youth-Led Reentry Planning

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A guest author outlines how youth-led reentry plans empower young people to take control of their own lives. Michael D. explains how taking ownership of his plan allowed him to identify the support he needed to make his reentry successful. 

July 28, 2016

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Report Highlights Family Leaders’ Fight for Change in Juvenile Justice

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This report by the Institute for Policy Studies exposes the devastation on families when they try partnering for their incarcerated kids traversing the juvenile justice system. Once seen as an afterthought, families now are emerging as savvy and determined leaders in a movement to transform the juvenile justice playing field. 

May 6, 2016

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